Opportunities in Acting Careers (Revised Edition) by Dick Moore

By Dick Moore

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This does not mean that an actor is not expected to bring her or his own interpretation to a role, but the actor must be sufficiently flexible to become part of an integrated unit in relation to the other characters. It is the director’s job to see and fuse the production as a whole, to be objective; it is the actor’s job to bring interpretation, intelligence, and concentration to the production and to adapt them to the overall requirements of the script. In essence, while the actor is subjective, he or she still must be willing to submerge individual ego for the sake of the play or film as a whole.

There are more than 120,000 membership cards now outstanding in the performer unions comprising the Associated Actors and Artistes of America (commonly called the Four A’s). Actors often belong to more than one union, and, while the total number of individuals who hold membership cards in all the acting unions is not known, we do know how many members each union has. A typical example of the swelling actor ranks is the increase in the membership of Actors’ Equity Association, which went from about 14,000 in 1970 to more than 27,000 in 1980 to more than 45,000 in 2004.

The theatrical columns of the daily newspapers sometimes announce production plans in advance of actual casting. For example, if a paper carries an item saying that a producer plans to do a play that will be adapted from a book, it is wise to read the book. If there’s a character that you think you’re right for, you’ll know what you’re talking about when you visit the office to ask for an interview. ” Making the rounds is merely the process of going from office to office looking for work. It is a dismal business, discouraging and filled with rejection.

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