About Performance 13: The Lives of Actors
Editors: Ian Maxwell, Mark Seton and Marianna Szabó
University of Sydney Dept of Performance Studies
Issue No. 13 (2015): The Lives of Actors, issue editors Ian Maxwell, Mark Seton and Marianna Szabó
What are actors' lives like? What kinds of experiences, over the course of a career, do actors have? How does their training prepare them both for the work they will find, and for the lives that they will lead as they pursue that work? What problems confront actors? What kinds of lives do they lead?
This issue of About Performance presents a collection of essays addressing the lives of actors, drawing upon a range of disciplinary perspectives and genres of writing, from a photo-essay exploring the day-to-day experiences of actors in New York to work drawing upon auto-ethnography, clinical psychology, qualitative and quantitative methodologies, biographical and archival research.