Audition by Michael ShurtleffAudition by Michael Shurtleff


byMichael Shurtleff

Mass Market Paperback | December 2, 1979

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 55 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores


Michael Shurtleff has been casting director for Broadway shows like Chicago and Becket and for films like The Graduate and Jesus Christ Superstar. His legendary course on auditioning has launched hundreds of successful careers. Now in this book he tells the all-important HOW for all aspiring actors, from the beginning student of acting to the proven talent trying out for that chance-in-a-million role!
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:AuditionFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 0.8 inPublished:December 2, 1979Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553272950

ISBN - 13:9780553272956

Look for similar items by category:


Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect for performers insightful, necessary read for those wishing to pursue the arts
Date published: 2018-01-23
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

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