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Audition - Michael Shurtleff

Paperback Published: 1st February 1986
ISBN: 9780553272956
Number Of Pages: 282

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When Streisand, Redford, Vereen, Tomlin, Midler, and Hoffman got their first breaks Michael Shurtleff was there.

Michael Shurtleff has been casting director for Broadway shows like Chicago and Becket and for films like The Graduate and Jesus Christ Superstar. His legendary course on auditioning has launched hundreds of successful careers. Now in this book he tells the all-important how for all aspiring actors, from the beginning student of acting to the proven talent trying out for that chance-in-a-million role!

Twelve guideposts for actors plus:
Style • Pace • Over-Acting • Distractions • Risks • Drama • Musical Theater • Comedy • Self-Rescue • Seduction • Eye Contact
. . . And more!

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"What a book! Yet it's so simple that you learn without feeling it happen. Thank you, Michael; we needed it."--Joshua Logan

Forewordp. xv
Prologuep. 1
Practical Aspects of the Auditionp. 9
The Twelve Guidepostsp. 33
Relationshipp. 33
What are You Fighting For? Conflictp. 42
The Moment Beforep. 67
Humorp. 74
Oppositesp. 77
Discoveriesp. 81
Communication and Competitionp. 87
Importancep. 92
Find the Eventsp. 105
Placep. 114
Game Playing and Role Playingp. 117
Mystery and Secretp. 131
Consistencyp. 143
Some Things an Actor Needs to Knowp. 145
Monologues, Soliloquies, Stylep. 187
Pacep. 195
Romancep. 197
Musical Theatrep. 201
Comedyp. 207
Simplicityp. 215
Observations from a Life in the Theatrep. 217
Epiloguep. 255
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780553272956
ISBN-10: 0553272950
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 1st February 1986
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 10.6  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1