Audition: Everything An Actor Needs To Know To Get The Part by Michael ShurtleffAudition: Everything An Actor Needs To Know To Get The Part by Michael Shurtleff

Audition: Everything An Actor Needs To Know To Get The Part

byMichael Shurtleff

Paperback | January 1, 2003

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The casting director for Chicago, Pippin, Becket, Gypsy, The Graduate, the Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar tells you how you can find your dream! Absolutely everything an actor needs to know to get the part is here: What to do that moment before, how to use humour; create mystery; how to develop a distinct style; and how to evaluate the place, the relationships and the competition. In fact, Audition is a necessary guide to dealing with all the "auditions" we face in life. This is the bible on the subject.

Besides working as a casting director with Joshua Logan, Bob Fosse, Tom O’Horgan, Mike Nichols, Jerome Robbins, Gower Champion, Stuart Ostrow, David Merrick, and others, Michael Shurtleff still finds time to write plays and novels, direct films, teach his famous auditioning course, and regularly see at least a dozen plays and films ev...
Title:Audition: Everything An Actor Needs To Know To Get The PartFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.9 × 5.94 × 0.61 inPublished:January 1, 2003Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:0802772404

ISBN - 13:9780802772404

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Necessary Book for Actors If you are interested in breaking into acting and/or strengthening your skills in acting, this book is a must-have. Michael Shurtleff was a casting director with first-hand knowledge of what works and what doesn't work for actors in auditions. He also delves into how to develop your character using his guideposts and great stories involving some of Hollywood's best actors.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic text on auditioning and acting Read this book and you will never again watch movies or television in the same way. Shurtleff analyzes how actors use guideposts , such as relationship, conflict, humor, discover, opposites. It's systematic, logical, convincing. A guide not only for those who want to becomes actors (Shurtleff says Don't! ) but even more for those who admire great acting and wonder how it is achieved. Negative: It's a short book, but even so there's evidence of padding, many blank pages, an unnecessary foreward. This book could have been a magazine article.
Date published: 2006-01-28

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What Stanislavsky was to acting, Michael Shurtleff is to auditioning. The complete book on how to audition for the theatre

Editorial Reviews

"What a book! Yet it's so simple that you learn without feeling it happen. Thank you, Michael; we needed it."—Joshua Logan