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The casting director forChicago, Pippin, Becket, Gypsy, The Graduate, the Sound of MusicandJesus Christ Superstartells you how you can find your dream! Absolutely everything an actor needs to know to get the part is here: What to do that moment before, how to use humour; create mystery; how to develop a distinct style; and how to evaluate the place, the relationships and the competition. In fact,Auditionis a necessary guide to dealing with all the "auditions" we face in life. This is the bible on the subject. The casting director forChicago, Pippin, Becket, Gypsy, The Graduate, the Sound of MusicandJesus Christ Superstartells you how you can find your dream! Absolutely everything an actor needs to know to get the part is here: What to do that moment before, how to use humor; how to create mystery; how to develop a distinct style; and how to evaluate the place, the relationships, and the competition. In fact,Auditionis a necessary guide to dealing with all the "auditions" we face in life. This is the bible on the subject. "Absolutely indispensableto any aspiring or even mildly ambitious actor. There isnobook of which I am aware that gives such first-rate, clear-cut, no-nonsense advice."--Bob Fosse "What a book! What an achievement! The only book ever written that makes the reader understand the theatre."--Joshua Logan "Immensely useful . . . a distillation of broad how-to-do-it wisdom."--Variety "The subject matter is surprisingly universal (everybody has to audition for something sometime) and the inside tales are terrific . . . What Stanislavsky was to acting, Michael Shurtleff is to auditioning."--New York Post "Extraordinary. No actor will want to be without it."--Estelle Parsons "An education--in theatre savvy, in self-knowledge."--Publishers Weekly
Table of Contents
|Practical Aspects of the Audition||p. 9|
|The Twelve Guideposts||p. 33|
|What are You Fighting For? Conflict||p. 42|
|The Moment Before||p. 67|
|Communication and Competition||p. 87|
|Find the Events||p. 105|
|Game Playing and Role Playing||p. 117|
|Mystery and Secret||p. 131|
|Some Things an Actor Needs to Know||p. 145|
|Monologues, Soliloquies, Style||p. 187|
|Musical Theatre||p. 201|
|Observations from a Life in the Theatre||p. 217|
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