Audition: Everything An Actor Needs To Know To Get The Part
ISBN: 0553272950
EAN13: 9780553272956
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 2, 1979
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 1.18" H x 6.77" L x 4.02" W
Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
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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.

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   Amazing information
Not only was it easy to read, but it was a really good read. And URTA recommends that everyone who is auditioning reads it.
   This is an acting book. What I never learnt in classes.
What an eye opener book... i'm forever grateful to the writters. 5 stars is not enough... Will read it again. ) such a candy book haha ! ''
   Great if you're auditioning for the theater
This has some wonderful audition tips that are helpful in any theatrical situation, whether it is voice-over, on-camera or plays, but is clearly geared for the theater and so sometimes references just don 't apply.
A book to read throughout the journey.
   must have
This book is not only indispensable to actors, but also to everyone who wants to become a better human being. I was shocked at some things that Mr. Shurtleff wrote because I would never put the pieces together myself.
   A must-read for anyone interested in acting
The references and language used in this book are now out-dated, but the information he provides is timeless... The real meat of Audition is the second chapter in which Shurtleff outlined his 12 guideposts. In fact, for the acting class I took, the guideposts were the reason this book was assigned... But I would strongly recommend this book to actors and aspiring actors, if only for the guideposts alone, but the whole book is a valuable resource that I will continue to pursue acting as a hobby, but I hope I will refer to it time and again as I continue to pursue acting.
   My favorite acting book
My personal favorite reading material is my acting book. His section on the 12 Guideposts to Creating Character for an audition are excellent acting tips for the beginner and a necessary reminder for the veteran actor. As an Broadway and film supervisor, he tells wonderful stories about auditions that he has witnessed from such notaries as Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand. The book is great.
   Wonderful, witty masterclass in acting
This book took this book as a companion to a class I received on audition at a local theater. The book spoke not only to the art of auditioning, but also to acting. It is written in such a way that it is a good read even if you are not interested in acting yourself. You will never watch a performance with the same set of eyes again because of the insights you gain.
   An Old Standard That Still Stands
I read this book years ago, when I first started acting because I was as green as Kermit T. Frog. I gave my copy away to a young teen who was beginning to move towards acting because I knew it would help her, as it had helped me. Years later I take an acting class to see if it is a fit for me and the instructors share a few principles of their technique. Suddenly, I recognized the repackaged language and read everything in this book!!! The title of this review is therefore ambiguous. Yep, it stood the test of time so well!
   A lot of good here, but very dated
The book was an entertaining read, except for the time spent on the 12 guideposts. An opportunity to get into the mind of an accomplished professional for some almost free advice and a little backstory. If you were not at least a kid in the 1970s, the stories, references and name dropping will be lost most of you. Just as silly as 7 habits or 9 ways or 12 rules, any other of the pick a number for desirable outcome books. The Bantam book format is the lowest printing quality, used is the only way to go with this title.