Synopses & Reviews
If you thought the most challenging aspects of a career in acting would involve choosing the right roles and dodging the paparazzi, think again. Success requires a tremendous amount of hard work, creativity, and dedication, as you'll learn from some of the industry's most respected names in Acting Now: Conversations on Craft and Career.
Very little has been written about how modern actors really work nor are there many published comparisons of the various methods of training for stage and film. Acting Now is a riveting collection of fifteen interviews with actors, coaches, directors, and producers, exploring the difficulties and rewards of being an actor today. The book presents an open interchange of ideas about acting technique, training, and careers. Those interviewed address artistic challenges in the real world, the practical difficulties of a career, and the ways the modern entertainment industry shapes an actor's artistic path.
Vilga's conversations with entertainment world insiders provide multiple, even clashing viewpoints, permitting the reader to make his or her own comparisons and conclusions. Acting Now also chronicles American theater and film in the late eighties to mid-nineties, a particularly exciting period of great challenge, expansion, and changing opportunity.
-- One of the only books to explore changes in the acting field in the last two decades.
-- A unique combination of artistic inquiry and practical career considerations.
-- Based on interviews with people in the business of acting.
If you thought the most challenging aspects of a career in acting would involve choosing the "right" roles and dodging the paparatzzi, think again. Success requires a tremendous amount of hard work, creativity, and dedication, as you'll learn from some of the industry's most respected name, in Acting Now.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -208) and index.
About the Author
Edward Vilga is a writer and artist who has had six books published (many of which involve yoga) and written and directed two feature films.