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Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-Up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts--For Actors, Performers, Writers, and Artists of Every Kind

Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-Up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts--For Actors, Performers, Writers, and Artists of Every Kind

Anna Deavere Smith

ISBN: 9781400032389

The author looks back on lessons from her 30 years of acting and teaching to help chart the path to success for a new generation of artists and performers. She shows how to combine artistic integrity with professional savvy, offering an example of how to pursue one's art without compromise. Young Adult.

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From the most exciting individual in American theater" ("Newsweek"), here is Anna Deavere Smith's brass tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting yourself effectively, building a diverse social and professional network, and using your art to promote social change. At once inspiring and no-nonsense, "Letters to a Young Artist" will challenge you, motivate you, and set you on a course to pursue your art without compromise.
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