Best Acting Books

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Acting for the Camera: Revised Edition
1.  Acting for the Camera: Revised Edition by Tony Barr
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  "An excellent book covering all aspects of acting on-camera."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Audition
2.  Audition by Michael Shurtleff
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  "The all-time favorite book on auditioning, covering the acting aspects of auditioning."
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How to Audition: For TV, Movies, Commercials, Plays, and Musicals (2nd Edition)
3.  How to Audition: For TV, Movies, Commercials, Plays, and Musicals (2nd Edition) by Gordon Hunt
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  "A good audition book, focused more on the business of auditioning."
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Michael Caine - Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making (The Applause Acting Series) Revised Expanded Edition
4.  Michael Caine - Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making (The Applause Acting Series) Revised Expanded Edition by Michael Caine
The list author says:
  "A humorous and informative guide to acting by an excellent and extremely experienced actor."
$16.02   Used & New from: $8.91
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

Acting A to Z: The Young Person's Guide to a Stage or Screen Career
5.  Acting A to Z: The Young Person's Guide to a Stage or Screen Career by Katherine Mayfield
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  "A great basic book on how to get started in an acting career.  Includes information on training, moving to a big city, marketing yourself as an actor, self-promotion, acting opportunities, and more."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Getting the part - Thirty-Three Professional Casting Directors Tell You How to Get Work in Theater, Films, and TV (Softcover)
6.  Getting the part - Thirty-Three Professional Casting Directors Tell You How to Get Work in Theater, Films, and TV (Softcover) by Judith Searle
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  "Find out about casting directors -- what they do, what they're looking for."
$15.07   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Smart Actors, Foolish Choices: A Self-Help Guide to Coping with the Emotional Stresses of the Business
7.  Smart Actors, Foolish Choices: A Self-Help Guide to Coping with the Emotional Stresses of the Business by Katherine Mayfield
The list author says:
  "The only book that explains how to cope with rejection, fear, anxiety and other emotional stresses that can make an acting career difficult."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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