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Nov 22, Chalise rated it it was amazing Shelves: Create a new account with your email address Join. Industry night is October 22! 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 these chapters, Michael Shurtleff gives great outlines for making the character come to life using things like relationships, conflict and motivation. Discover it in your partner.

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

Hopefully, this would eventually lead to performing in accordance with all of the guideposts after practicing enough. What is my dream and can I do to my partner so that this person can make my dream come true today? We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Book ratings by Goodreads. Paperbackpages. Shurtleff knows his stuff—take a few tips. Preview — Audition by Michael Shurtleff. October November 4th Absolutely everything an actor needs to know to get the part is here: It is that attitude toward being alive without which you would have long ago jumped off the Fifty-ninth Street Bridge.


He of Anyone who wants to be an actor needs to read this book. Or if you like philosophy.

His experiences took him very far in his career in life as a casting director. Apr 05, Liz rated it liked it Shelves: Non-Action- I give up. 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.

Consider that acting is predicated on the desire to be other than what you are.

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It did what it set out to accomplish on the cover. May 20, Michael Padilla rated it it was amazing.

While aimed at actors who need knowledge or help with auditions, it is a lifetime’s worth of good anecdotes from a big deal insider, told with the force and tenderness of a relative who knows you can make it, but is not sure your passion for the field will survive all the hoops. Discovery is the moment to moment action. Golden advice from a casting director on how to pass a Broadway acting audition. If you are concerned about getting what you need, then you will never let preconceived judgments get in your way.

It is filled with fantastic advice–some of it kind of obvious, much of it I’ve already been following for years, but still several good reminders of how to audition well. His legendary course on auditioning has launched hundreds of successful careers. Shurtleff gives perspective and a suite of tools for bringing characters to life that are invaluable.


Easy to understand and apply as an actor. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There is winning and there is losing, but every actor must fight for something he wants and needs.

What are you sending and what is your partner receiving. Log In Reset password. Use it in my acting classes. Definitely read this if you want to do anything in the field of drama. As an aspiring actor, I loved reading this book. The problem in the relationship is always with other person.

It gives good tips on how to present and market yourself that can be useful in job interviews and meeting new people. It is great for beginning actors and experienced actors alike. This book gives information that is not only helpful in auditions, but can be implemented in basically every part of acting.

Wonder about your partner and your situation. The best actions are physical because they are undeniable.