Are you considering a career as an actor, or thinking of applying for drama school? Acting Techniques offers a complete Introduction to the skills, techniques and determination needed to succeed in the business. It provides a behind-the-scenes a glimpse into the skills that are taught at drama school as well as offering insight into the acting profession itself, the demands that it makes upon an actor and what it takes to have a successful and fulfilling career. Practical sections deal with basic techniques and exercises in: * character objectives and preparing for a role * creating a character * voice technique (breath, vocal range, accents and dialects) * movement (Alexander Technique, Le Coq, Feldencrist, Laban and yoga) * improvisation * skills for radio, TV and film (rules and jargon, show reels, voice reels and voice-overs) Business sections deal with long-term career advice: working with agents, preparing for auditions, casting, and self-promotion. Easy-to-follow and attractively presented in colour throughout this is guide to help you take your first steps towards an acting career.