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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I also don’t trust anyone who calls O’Neill “artless. If your email address is associated with an account, we’ll email a link so you can create a password. Aug 11, Carla rated it it was amazing. 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. I touch base with my highlighted parts and get renewed: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Events move the story forward. It connects you with your partner, for example, to tease, to put at ease, to share a laugh with, to deflect pain. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. What do I hate about this person? Shurtleff gives perspective and a suite of tools for bringing characters to life that are invaluable.

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!


An audition is the chance ajdition show the auditor WHO you are. To go into acting is like asking for admission to an insane asylum. Preview — Audition by Michael Shurtleff.

I have used it countless times, both as a teaching tool and as a reference for myself. Review “What a book! See all reviews.

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

If you are a seller for this product, would shutrleff like to suggest updates through seller support? The rest of the chapters in Audition are full of valuable information as well, but I would strongly recommend this book to actors and aspiring actors if only for the guideposts alone, but the entire book is a valuable but inexpensive! A useful resource for students and teachers of Theatre. But in the pissing contest of masochism I wonder if they have anything on aspirant actors, bby must, on stage, rend and tear their hearts 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.

In fact, for the acting class I took, the guideposts were the reason this book was assigned You have to create the events.

Dec 13, Kayley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mother, daughter, son, lover, husband, etc. I am an improvisor, and I haven’t auditioned for a scripted play since I was a kid. Today is the day I fight, where formerly I fled. Twelve guideposts for actors shurhleff I’d say the most helpful section for an actor would be the Twelve Guideposts. Of course, I’ve already read this twice since I bought it about a decade ago, so I shouldn’t be too surprised that not much seemed new to me.

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

Some examples of actions: Return to Book Page. Definitely read this if you want to do anything in the field of drama. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Shurtleff shares many nuggets of wisdom for actors in this book, though those nuggets are sometimes buried due to the book’s lack of clear structure.


What is art, auddition all, but a form of controlled insanity.

While aimed ahurtleff actors who need knowledge or help with auditions, it is a lifetime’s worth of good anecdotes from a big deal insider, told with the force and tenderness of a relative who knows you can make it, but is not sure your passion for the field will survive all the hoops. Events equal changes, especially in the relationship.

Now in this book he tells the all-important HOW for michzel aspiring actors, from the beginning student of acting to the proven talent trying out for that chance-in-a-million role!

It explains that the more discoveries the actor makes in a scene, the better it will be. Yet it’s so simple that you learn without feeling it happen.

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To ask other readers questions about Auditionplease sign up. Action comes right on the tail of discovery; something which you may have suspected is suddenly confirmed.

Lists with This Book. Use it in my acting classes. Sep 10, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: Or if you like philosophy.