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The actor's guide to the internet
Kozlowski, Rob.
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Publication Information:
Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, [2000]

Physical Description:
vii, 136 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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PN2071.C58 K69 2000 Book and Software Set Non-Fiction Area

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This friendly intro to the ins, outs, and uploads of the Internet offers actors a new vehicle for advancing their careers. From his introduction, to the accompanying CD-ROM, Kozlowski shows actors:

how to get online and search for specific Web sites what the best Web sites are for actors, including colleges and training centers, newsgroups for actors, and informational sites about plays, books, and acting how to build a Web page of your own, with detailed explanations of what you have to do to create your presence on the Web. The Actor's Guide to the Internet is the definitive reference guide for actors who wish to explore the countless opportunities awaiting them in cyberspace. This is truly the actor's best road map for successfully maneuvering the information superhighway!

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Author Notes

Rob Kozlowski is an improvisational actor and director and Web page designer. He resides in Chicago, where he writes for Performink and is a performer and board member at The Playground, Chicago's improv co-op theatre.

Reviews 2

Library Journal Review

This complete resource for actors wanting to get online includes information about the web, newsgroups, and creating web pages and also serves as a guide to Internet sites. It is not necessarily a good book for Internet novices; Kozlowski uses a great deal of jargon, which could leave them overwhelmed even though an extensive glossary of terms is included. But for readers who manage to get through the introductory pages, this book offers something other resources do not always have--detailed annotations of a plethora of web sites for actors, ranging from educational opportunities to casting calls. Kozlowski, an improvisational actor/director and regular contributor to Perform Ink (a newspaper for Chicago performers), discusses each site specifically in terms of actors' needs. This book is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing Netscape Communicator 4.5 along with shareware evaluation editions of other programs--useless to libraries, unfortuantely, as there is a user time limit of 30 days. Recommended for public and academic theater reference collections.--Laura A. Ewald, Murray State Univ. Lib., KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

With this compact, affordable guide and accompanying CD-ROM, actors need no longer wait in the wings of the information revolution. In a brief introduction, Kozlowski (actor, director, and Web page designer) establishes an informative and reassuring tone, which he maintains throughout. He explains why the Internet is peculiarly suited to the acting profession, offers advice about how to connect, and examines the value to actors of e-mail, message boards, newsgroups, search engines, and directories. Web sites are annotated and objectively reviewed in each chapter, and classified by such topics as education, unions and organizations, online casting, dance, and stagecraft. In a particularly interesting chapter, he discusses how to create personal and theater company home pages and realistically assesses their value. Three appendixes including a glossary complete the guide. The easy-to-load and navigate CD-ROM, which connects users to a guide to URLs, the Heinemann Drama Web site, and various software, enhances the book's value. Although the shelf life of an Internet subject guide is brief, this guide, for which nothing comparable exists, is nonetheless a worthwhile purchase for any academic library supporting an active theater program. M. C. Duhig; Library Center of Point Park College and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Chapter 1 An Introduction to the Internetp. 1
Chapter 2 Why You Should Carep. 6
Chapter 3 How to Get Onlinep. 9
Chapter 4 E-Mail and Newsgroupsp. 22
Chapter 5 Search Engines and Directoriesp. 30
Chapter 6 Educationp. 39
Chapter 7 Online Magazinesp. 52
Chapter 8 Theatre Books, Monologues, and Playsp. 59
Chapter 9 Unions and Organizationsp. 69
Chapter 10 Casting Onlinep. 75
Chapter 11 Dancep. 89
Chapter 12 Stagecraftp. 95
Chapter 13 Other Actors Resourcesp. 100
Chapter 14 Building Your Very Own Web Sitep. 106
Appendix 1 The Actor's Guide to URLsp. 119
Appendix 2 The CD-ROMp. 129
Appendix 3 Glossary of Termsp. 131