Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How can I start an acting career?

I’ve been internet-searching auditions and open-casting calls for movies and TV shows, but I’m not sure if all the sites I visit are legit. What are some good agencies that I can check out? Are agencies expansive? Where can I find open-auditions and casting calls? Any other information about acting you have I’d love to hear! Thanks!

Answer by katherin
i got the same questions…..
don’t you know anybody who is acting or working at tv company, or is somehow connected with acting ???? if you have you could ask for an advice this person ,
if not there are still thousands of ways to get the information about auditions
u already tried internet , maybe now you could ask in all tv companies , or theaters if they have auditions or if they are going to have one…. or contact drama schools
good luck

Answer by kelseymalia
This business is very tough. To get started, you should have some headshots done and get an agent/manager. For those who aren’t represented by an agency can use websites like talenthunter.com, actorcast.com, or actorsaccess.com. I use these websites and I’ve sent a lot of my headshots and resumes to places in Los Angeles. They’re very helpful.

Answer by Theatre Doc
You do not start an acting career on the web. Nor by getting an agent because agents are difficult to get. Most web sites are scams to get your money. You have to live near your agent and agents do not charge their talent for representing them, but you will have to get professional photos and printing done when you get one.You sound like a teenager. If you are under 18, your parents have to make your career happen for you. Becoming an actor takes years of experience. training and networking. So it is a good idea for you be in all the school and community plays you can.

Answer by TruthTeller59
I’m an LA Actor giving you the REAL DEAL!

Agencies DON’T cost anything upfront! They ONLY make money when YOU do. They get 10% of what you make from film/tv/commercials and 20 % from commercial print.

Here’s the cliffsnotes version of what you can do to do to get into acting and eventually get an agent:

1.EDUCATE YOURSELF FIRST!

READ (check Samuel French, libraries, and bookstores):

*=If you’re on a budget

Acting business:
*Acting is Everything: Gold Edition-Judy Kerr
*How to Be a Working Actor-Mari Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers
*Self Management for Actors-Bonnie Gillespie
-How to Get Arrested-J. Wallach Michael and Paul Thurwachter
*An Agent Tells All-Tony Martinez
-One Less Bitter Actor: The Actor’s Survival Guide-Markus Flanagan
-So You Want to Be in Showbusiness?- Steve R. Stevens
-Acting Truths and Lies (purchased at www.info4actors.com)

Acting:
*Book the Job-Doug Warhit
*Intent to Live-Larry Moss
-Acting for the Camera-Tony Barr
-Acting in Film-Michael Caine
-Acting Class: Take a Seat-Milton Katselas

Method Acting:
*Art of Acting-Stella Adler
*Sanford Meisner on Acting-Sanford Meisner
*A Dream of Passion-Lee Strasberg
-Actor’s Art and Craft-William Esper
-The Power of the Actor-Ivanna Chubbuck
-No Acting Please-Eric Morris
-Respect for Acting-Uta Hagen
-Challenge to the Actor-Uta Hagen
-You Can Act!-D.W. Brown
-Strasberg’s Method-Lorrie Hull

Comedy
-8 Characters of Comedy-Scott Sedita
-The Sitcom Career Book-Mary Lou Belli

Improv
-Anything by Viola Spolin
-Steve Book on Acting: Improv

Auditioning/Cold Reading:
*How to Get the Part Without Falling Apart-Margie Haber
*Audition-Michael Shurtleff
-Secrets to Successful Cold Readings-Glenn Alterman

2.GET TRAINING!

Regardless of how “talented” you might be, you NEED training, PERIOD!

Definitely take classes in:
-Cold Reading/Auditioning
-Improv
-Scene study
-Commercials

3. Get GREAT headshots

Here’s is a good place to start:

http://bbs.backstage.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8011031/m/110106342

4. Build Your Resume and Reel Doing Student films and Indie Films. Also do plays to build your acting experience.

Sample Resume:
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww80/ELDORADO59/scan0002.jpg

How to make an ACTING resume:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091011203729AAkQetj

The ONLY LEGIT Online sites that you can find jobs on your own through:
ALL SITES NOT LISTED BELOW ARE QUESTIONABLE!

-ActorsAccess.com
-LACasting.com
-Nowcasting.com
-NYCasting.com
-NYCastings.com
-Backstage.com

Free but proceed with caution:
-Castingcallsearch.com
-Mandy.com
-Craigslist

5. Get an Agent

Look up LEGIT agencies here:
http://www.agentassociation.com/

http://www.sag.org/content/find-agent

To get an agent, you need to get GREAT headshots, a good resume, and training from the best. These are enough to get you a commercial agent at least. Getting a GOOD theatrical agent (Film/tv) takes longer. Most good theatrical agents won’t see you unless you’re SAG, have a polished resume, and a demo reel. Commercial agents are more lenient about that. What the best Commercial agents want to see on your resume are good commercial classes, improv, and cold reading.

You can get an agent multiple ways. Here are a few common ways:
-Mail in an unsealed manilla envelope with a CONCISE coverletter and headshot with the resume stapled on the back. If you have a demoreel include that too.
-Attend a showcase and impress them. By showcase I do not mean scammy conventions like IMTA, IPOP, Proscout, or Best New Talent. I mean legit ones like at Actor Connection, Reel pros, Network Studios, etc.
-Get a referral from a friend who is with the agency that you’re interested in

DON’T
-Email them unless they tell you to. IT’S UNPROFESSIONAL!
-Call unless they tell you to. ALSO UNPROFESSIONAL!
-Walk in and ask for a meeting. UNPROFESSIONAL THREE!
-Sign with them if they ask for upfront money, make you take new photos with THEIR photographer, or take THEIR classes. Agent’s ONLY make money when you do. Agents usually make 10% on film/tv and commercials and 20% on commercial print.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Where can I find a good collection of Shakespeare’s works?

I love William Shakespeare, but unfortunately have difficulty truly understanding his work. I’m wondering if anyone knows where I could find a collection of his works that explain and explicate his poetry/plays. Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Answer by Lucy
BarnsandNoble.com

Answer by You Shant Know Mah Name
the oxford edition complete works of shakespeare

i got it for christmas last year its pretty legit

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Answer by Patrick R
The Riverside Shakespeare, published by Houghton Mifflin, is generally regarded as the best produced in this country and often as the best period. But it, like any other collection of Shakespeare’s works, is one huge tome. I hope you are planning on reading him only when at home. If you decide you want to read individual plays and to carry them around at the same time, I’d recommend checking the Arden Shakespeare editions out of your library. They’re the most thorough critical editions available. Although they have a lot of notes about alternate readings of the text itself, you can pretty much just ignore them and read the critical notes instead.

There is some other, more recent edition of the plays (as single plays) now that translates the original text on facing pages as modern English. You may find that useful, too, although personally I think it’s better to focus as much as possible on Shakespeare’s English. The more you get used to it, the easier it becomes. It’s good exercise for the brain, while reading a modern English translation seems too much like trying to learn a foreign language by studying it 90% of the time in your native language.

Shakespeare’s Sonnets, edited by Stephen Booth and published by Yale, is the definitive edition of the sonnets and has amazingly thorough but succinct notes. If you want to really understand his sonnets, you can’t do any better than this. And sometimes people find it easier to tackle the plays after going through the sonnets….

You should be able to order any of these books at your local independent book store, which you should try to support if at all possible. (Some independent USED book stores will even order new books for you at 25% off!) Yes, the big box stores are out there and the online retailers too, but wouldn’t it be nice to keep your money in your own backyard?

Answer by The Optimistic Pessimist
I bought this terrific book-Sparknotes 101 Shakespeare.

It has pretty much everything. All of his plays and his most famous sonnets. It has summaries, character analyses, important quotations and their meanings, motifs, symbols, themes, and background information.

It has helped me a ton with various Shakespeare projects I have had to do. Plus it really helped me to understand Shakespeare in general, so his plays are easier for me to read and analyze on my own. You should try it! Geez, I sound like a commercial. XD

Answer by Julia
You can buy them from http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&keywords=William%20Shakespeare%20&tag=p045-20&index=books&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325
Good luck!

Answer by gymartnew
Where can I find a good collection of Shakespeare’s works? –

I hope the links below help….

William Shakespeare Collection at Bartleby.comShakespeare, William. Bartleby.com. … WORKS: The Oxford Shakespeare … plays and many poems formed the nucleus of John Bartlett’s famous collection. …
www.bartleby.com/people/Shakespe.html – 21k – Cached – Similar pages

JSTOR: A Good Collection on Shakespeare’s RomancesA Good Collection On Shakespeare’s Romances Shakespeare’s Romances Reconsidered. Edited by CAROL MCGINNIS KAY and HENRY E. JACOBS. Lincoln: Uni- versity of …
www.links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0037-3222(198021)31%3A1%3C101%3AAGCOSR%3E2.0.CO%3B2-E – Similar pages

The University of Adelaide Library | Shakespeare resourcesWe have a good collection of books in the Library on Shakespeare’s language. … For general critical works on Shakespeare use the Subject Heading …
www.adelaide.edu.au/library/guide/hum/english/E_shksp.html – 31k – Cached – Similar pages

The Plays of Shakespeare – A TeachersFirst Web ResourceThe Works of Shakespeare – A full-text collection from the University of Sydney, … King Lear – Good or Bad? – a discussion group on Lear’s motives from …
www.teachersfirst.com/shakespr.shtml

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Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How can I be a better non-fiction reader?

I love reading non-fiction and philosophy, but I get very distracted with references and end up reading a whole mess of different things, then end up getting frustrated. How does one stay focused on one book rather than unfocused on way too many?

Answer by Dan K
Try hitting up a subject-based anthology of essays rather than delving straight into a master philosopher’s book right off the bat; that way, you can build up a base of knowledge on certain subjects with views from many different philosophers, which will, in the long run, save you from having to look up the endless references.

For instance, if you were interested in aesthetics, you might try Alex Neill’s The Philosophy of Art: Readings Ancient and Modern, which is outstanding both as a diverse and full exploration of the philosophy of art and as a primer for such great philosophers as Plato, Kant, Hume, Nietszche, and Heidegger, all of whom have essays in the volume. The book is a bit steep (56 dollars on Amazon) but if you can find it at a library you’re golden.

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