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This b As michaek aspiring actor, I loved reading this book. Apr 05, Liz rated it liked it Shelves: It helps teach much more than auditioning, it also teaches exploring and approaching scenes. The reasons for not choosing you are likely to be myriad and complex, from the fact that you look too like another actor already cast to their subjective reaction of not liking your looks or the timbre of your voice to the fact that you remind them of their first wife—reasons you can do nothing to control or alter.

To ask other readers questions about Auditionplease sign up. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Best excerpt for me. Become what you are! I am an improvisor, and I haven’t auditioned for a scripted play since I was a kid.

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

This book is like a fountain of knowledge! We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The core of the book sets forth the 12 “guideposts” for reading a script in an audition. Thank you, Michael; we needed it. Already know your password? Shurtleff takes you into the audition scene and gives you real life examples of what to do and what not to do.


You must send and receive both Emotionally and Physically. The skill of passing an audition involves manipula Golden advice from a casting director on how to pass a Broadway acting audition. Was really hard to read more than 20 pages a day. Mother, daughter, son, lover, husband, etc.

Return to Book Page. There may be a possibility of third area focus. Find the love in the scene; for example, the presence of love, the absence of love, betrayal of love etc.

Use it in akdition acting classes. Shurtleff knows his stuff—take a few tips. But in the pissing contest of masochism I wonder shurtpeff they have anything on aspirant actors, who must, on stage, rend and tear their hearts and souls only to face rejection after rejection for the very qualities that dignify their humanity, all for, at best, a literal fraction of that emerald aquavit permitted their vampiric peers in finance.

But it feels formulaic and I worry that strict adherence to these guidelines would lead to performers that are too caught up in their heads. Everything an Actor needs to know to get the part” is just that, showing us the step by step process of how to make sure we nail that next actor’s audition.

Published December 2nd by Bantam first published February 1st Listen and be affected. Aug 23, Rohit Solanki rated it liked it. The problem in the relationship is always with other person. It hardly needs mentioning that this is useful for anyone trying to break into acting roles, as it covers audition mechanics from all sorts of different angles. Find the Events Events equal changes, especially in the relationship.


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Shurtleff’s Guideposts | Acting Studio Chicago

Shurtleff shares many nuggets of wisdom for actors in this book, though those nuggets are sometimes buried due to the book’s lack of clear structure. This rang very true for me.

Now in this book he tells the all-important HOW for all aspiring actors, from the beginning student of acting to the proven talent michaeel out for Michael Shurtleff has been casting director auditin Broadway shows like Chicago and Becket and for films like The Graduate and Jesus Christ Superstar.

The book has many interesting anecdotes from his years of experience, several classroom dialogues illustrating his different guideposts, a few leads on plays with good scenes and indispensable advice for anyone trying to land a role whether in Hollywood or Hicksville. The best actions are physical because they are undeniable.

This book gives information that is not only micjael in auditions, but can be implemented in basically every part of acting. If you are concerned about getting what you need, then you will never let preconceived judgments get in your way.

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

Feb 12, Kristina rated it it was amazing. Some of the advice he gives is pretty self-explanatory but still extremely helpful.

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