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There is winning and there is losing, but every actor must fight for something he wants and needs.

Have a secret — keep it a secret, but let it add drive and intensity to your scene. Check out the top books of the year on our nichael Best Books of No trivia or quizzes yet.

His experiences took him very far in his career in life as a casting director. Shurtleff gives perspective and a suite of tools for bringing characters to life that are invaluable. October November 4th An audition is the chance to show the auditor WHO you are.

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

Dec 27, LeeLee rated it really liked it. I really shutrleff how this book talks about human nature and integrating that into character development. A must-read for everyone shurtlefff remotely involved in acting, writing, or who is in the business of understanding people. There are no passive characters, there are no weak ones. Jul 23, Keith Moser rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Dec 18, Lauren rated it it was amazing.


Already have an account? An opposite is an action that interferes with you getting what you are fighting for.

I have used it countless times, both as a teaching tool and as a reference for myself. Anyone may apply, but only audiion certifiably insane are admitted.

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

You give up your dream for the moment. But in the pissing contest of masochism I wonder if they have anything on aspirant actors, who must, on stage, rend and tear their auditiion 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.

Jun 24, Shaun rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It is great for beginning actors and experienced actors alike. Here is a link to a blog entry that I wrote about this book: 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.

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I am an improvisor, and I haven’t auditioned for a scripted play since I was a kid. Whatever is true in the scene, the opposite is also true. Today is the day I fight, where formerly I fled. There may be a possibility of third area focus. Lists with This Book.


Every actor or director should read once. We will be in touch monthly to keep you up-to-date on course offerings, industry news, tips, and discounts. If you are concerned about getting what you need, then you will never let preconceived judgments get in your way.

The Best Books of What is art, after all, but a form of controlled insanity. Not just for actors!

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

As a Theatre major, this book has done more than just open my eyes when it came to auditioning. Jun 06, Richard Wu rated it really liked it. Some of the advice in this book is particularly useful for actors auditioning for scripted plays, but I still found a lot of useful advice for acting in improvised scenes as well. It hardly needs mentioning that this is useful for anyone trying to break into acting roles, as it covers audition mechanics from all sorts of different angles.

Michae, to read this for my acting elective.