THOSE CASTING ROOMS CAN BE ROUGH. Many times, clients of mine have expressed a very simple social problem when it comes to auditioning: the difficulty to disengage from casting office banter with the friends they run into.
Part of being a knowledgable actor involves rounding out your knowledge with reading. As wonderful as your talent may be, no actor is an island; and the artistry of modern acting has evolved from an interesting historic context. So I’ve comprised a reading list along a roughly chronological order, starting with: