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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The core of the book sets forth the 12 “guideposts” for reading a script in an audition. Already know your password? Jul 23, Keith Moser rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.

Nathan plays Samuel L. 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. Sep 10, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: There are no passive characters, there are no weak ones. The actual process of reincorporation is still mysterious to me. What is my dream and can I do to my partner so that this person can make my dream come true today?


Relationship Find the love in the scene; for example, the presence of love, the absence of love, betrayal of love etc. Review “What a book!

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

As a Broadway and film casting director he tells wonderful stories as examples about auditions he witnessed by such notaries as Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand. You must make discoveries or your scene will die. Thankfully, published inShurtleff was writing directly for actors and unaware of the cross-appeal. Physicalizing the first action is recommended.

For me, I have referred back to this book to help me get into a good acting mindset. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, michqel it a second life. In these chapters, Michael Shurtleff gives great outlines for making the character come to life using things like relationships, conflict and motivation.

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Hopefully, this would eventually lead to performing in accordance with all of the guideposts after practicing enough. Thank micael, Michael; we needed it. Got this book as a companion to a class I took at a local theater on prepping for auditioning. How to Stop Acting: His experiences took him very far in his career in life as a casting director.

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For example, deal with the trees or flowers in the park. Shurtleff shares many nuggets ajdition wisdom for actors in this book, though those nuggets are sometimes buried due to the book’s lack of clear structure.


Conflict What is my dream and can I do to my partner so that this person can make my dream come true today? Apr 05, Liz rated it liked it Shelves: What is your partner saying or not saying. It’s hands on, down to earth, and on the money, all stemming from the first guidepost: Consider that acting is predicated on the desire to be other than what you are.

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

Here is a link to a blog entry that I wrote about this book: I would definitely recommend this book to aspiring actors who are looking for more information on auditioning, acting, and roles in theatre productions. Feb 17, Michael Primiani rated it really shurtlleff it. My favorite guidepost is number 6, Discoveries.

Your Fighting For is done in a variety of ways, which are called Actions.