From the book Audition by Michael Shurtleff. 1. Relationships a. What is my relationship to other characters in the scene? b. Where is the love? c. Love comes in. Read Audition by Michael Shurtleff by Michael Shurtleff by Michael Shurtleff for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. At Acting Studio Chicago we teach the 12 Guideposts, based on Michael Shurtleff’s book, Audition. As a strong, practical approach to personalizing scripts, .

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Jun 20, Linda C. Twelve guideposts for actors plus: Now in this book he tells the all-important HOW for all aspiring actors, from the beginning student of acting to the proven aaudition trying out for Michael Shurtleff has been casting director for Broadway shows like Chicago and Becket and for films like The Graduate and Jesus Christ Superstar.

I would have given it 5 stars, but I’m sensitive to the edgy material included. Dec 13, Kayley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Michhael it in your partner.

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Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter! So one must ask what makes one wish to become an actor, what sort of individual is drawn to acting. Every actor or director should read once.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. There are no passive characters, there are no weak ones. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Published December 2nd by Bantam first published February 1st I keep lending it to people and never shurgleff it back. To go into acting is like asking for admission to an insane asylum. Already know your password? Non-Action- I give up.

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Some very interesting insights into acting and how to help young actors. Count the wins and losses. The absolute must read for actors. Hopefully, this would eventually lead to performing in accordance with all of the guideposts after practicing enough. May 20, Michael Padilla rated it it was amazing. If you miss the events, nothing will happen. 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.


For me, I have referred back to this book to help me get into a good acting mindset.

Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part by Michael Shurtleff

His legendary course on auditioning has launched hundreds of successful careers. Mother, daughter, son, lover, husband, etc. It’s also a great book for anyone who simply wants to learn and understand what actors and actresses actually do and how hard they work to get their roles.

Great book for acting with good information, my only problem was that some of the print on some words was missing which left you guessing what the word was supposed to be which then turned into more of an improv excercise.

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Got this book as a companion to a class I took bj a local theater on prepping for auditioning. I recommend this book to actors, directors, and anyone involved in the show-biz, but it can be useful in real life as well. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract michawl followers and customers. Action- Screw you, I hate you.

My favorite guidepost is number 6, Discoveries.

It is, by far, the best book on acting I’ve ever read. This book is straightforward, it’s no-nonsense, it might inspire you, it might even change your whole career. Here is a link to a blog entry that I wrote about this book: I studied with Michael Shurtleff in the late 80s; we used his 12 Guideposts as the basis for the work sjurtleff did onstage.


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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. But in the pissing contest of masochism I wonder if 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.

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

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. If you want to have successful auditions you have to get this book for yourself and read it a few times. Read reviews that mention every actor michael shurtleff get the part casting director acting class must read years ago aspiring actors great book actor needs read this book needs to know need to know many times bob fosse human behavior recommend this book barbra streisand common sense performing arts.

Paperbackpages. Bantam; Reissue edition January 2, Language: He seems to know his stuff having seen thousands if not millions of actors audition for various roles over the years.

Summer Program Grades I would definitely recommend this book to aspiring actors who are looking for more information on auditioning, acting, and roles in theatre productions.

His legendary course on auditioning has launched hundreds of successful careers. As a Theatre major, this book has done more than just open my michzel when it came to auditioning.