An Actor-Friendly Guide
Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780375725371, 240pp.
Publication Date: May 8, 2001
In this highly informative and accessible book, Merlin provides everything the actor needs to achieve self-confidence and artistic honesty from the most basic practical tips to an in-depth framework for preparing a part. Filled with advice from the most esteemed people in the business, such as James Lapine, Nora Ephron, and Stephen Sondheim, and charged with tremendous wisdom and compassion, this indispensable resource will arm the reader to face an actor's greatest challenge: getting the part.
"Joanna Merlin [is] one of the top casting directors in the country and a formidable actress…. Her compassion and understanding toward actors is matched by her sensitivity and generosity in teaching this unusual craft."–Kevin Kline