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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!
"What a book! Yet it's so simple that you learn without feeling it happen. Thank you, Michael; we needed it."--Joshua Logan
Practical Aspects of the Audition
The Twelve Guideposts
What are You Fighting For? Conflict
The Moment Before
Communication and Competition
Find the Events
Game Playing and Role Playing
Mystery and Secret
Some Things an Actor Needs to Know
Monologues, Soliloquies, Style
Observations from a Life in the Theatre
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ISBN: 9780553272956 ISBN-10: 0553272950 Audience:
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
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1