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Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part

Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part

Michael Shurtleff

ISBN: 9780802772404

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

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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. 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 humor; how to 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. ""Absolutely indispensable" to any aspiring or even mildly ambitious actor. There is "no" book of which I am aware that gives such first-rate, clear-cut, no-nonsense advice."--Bob Fosse "What a book What an achievement The only book ever written that makes the reader understand the theatre."--Joshua Logan "Immensely useful . . . a distillation of broad how-to-do-it wisdom."--"Variety" "The subject matter is surprisingly universal (everybody has to audition for something sometime) and the inside tales are terrific . . . What Stanislavsky was to acting, Michael Shurtleff is to auditioning."--"New York Post""" "Extraordinary. No actor will want to be without it."--Estelle Parsons "An education--in theatre savvy, in self-knowledge."--"Publishers Weekly"
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Michael Shurtleff

Michael Shurtleff

Michael Shurtleff (born July 3, 1920, Oak Park, Illinois — died January 28, 2007, Los Angeles, California) was a major force in casting on Broadway during the 1960s and 1970s. He wrote Audition, a book for actors on the audition process. He also wrote numerous one-act and full length plays.Shurtleff was the major casting director for producer David Merrick. During the casting process he would ... view full profile

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