Few lines of work are more demeaning than acting. The job involves regular, demanding submission and rejection, in which one offers oneself only to be told that one's self isn't good enough. We might wonder why so many people want to be actors; in fact, part of role-playing's appeal lies in the seeming ease with which self-elevation can become self-obliteration, and vice versa. To appear onstage or in front of a camera can be to realize a dream of becoming someone better, or... More >>>