Review of The Rules of Acting by Michael Simkins

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Being one of those people who can never remember names; who is who; or who played what,  I never expected to enjoy this book as much as I did and rate it a good 4 stars.  I enjoy all things theatrical and read it because the title took my fancy, but also because of a friend who is involved in local theatre stage management, secretly would love to be on stage, and want to understand this desire.

Not only is Michael Simpkins talented as an actor, he is also a talented writer.  This is a book full of real information about the world of acting.  All the questions a budding young thespian could have are answered in a humorous and accurate way.  Each step from which drama school, the do’s and don’ts of auditions, theatrical etiquette, the highs and lows, successes and failures and…

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