If you want to learn about both the craft and the business of acting, this is the book for you! It begins with the five W’s: Who am I? What do I want? Why do I want it? Where am I? When does this event take place? And goes on to explore all kinds of questions actors ask themselves every time they play a part. Using scenes from plays, musicals, television, and movies, the authors show you how to approach each and every role. They include comprehensive chapters on everything from auditions to rehearsal to improvisation, introducing vocabulary and providing exercises to help you hone your skills. An invaluable resource packed with practical tips from professionals, this guide is a must-have – whether you decide to pursue acting for money or for fun.