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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May 20, Michael Padilla rated it it was amazing. This is not to denigrate anyone in particular, but I personally always find most devotees to one particular method or Method to lack a certain imagination. Otherwise, nothing will happen—the scene will be dead. The text is riddled with insights into human psychology that can be useful for writers as well as actors.

Already have an account? Click here for info on our upcoming Seminar! Vital stuff sjurtleff easy, entertaining prose. Great book for acting with good information, my only problem was that some of the print on some words was missing which left you guessing what the word was supposed to be which then turned into more of an improv excercise.

Grounded in experience aaudition illustration of point. Review “What a book! Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Got this book as a companion to a class I took at a local theater on prepping for auditioning.

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A must-read for everyone even remotely involved in acting, writing, or who is in the business of understanding people. References and language that Shurtleff used in this book are now out-dated it was published inbut the information wudition provides is timeless Thank you, Michael; we needed it.


Shurtleff takes you into the audition scene and gives you real life examples of what to do and what not to do. Shurtleff gives perspective and a suite of tools for bringing characters to life that are invaluable. Shurtleff knows his stuff—take a few tips. While aimed at actors who need knowledge or help with auditions, it is a lifetime’s worth of good anecdotes from a big deal insider, shurtlerf 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.

We will be in touch monthly to keep you up-to-date on course offerings, industry news, tips, and discounts. Nov 22, Chalise rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s hands on, down to earth, and on the money, all stemming from the first guidepost: Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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The real meat of Audition is the second chapter, in which Shurtleff has outlined his 12 Guideposts. I really like how this shurlteff talks about human nature and integrating that into character development. It was a quick and interesting read, even though I was required to read it for a class. Super insightful and extremely helpful.

Bantam; Reissue edition January 2, Language: You have to create the events. Some examples of actions: This book is very helpful for actors. Action- Screw you, I hate you. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Everything an Actor needs to know to get the part” is just that, showing us the step by step process of how to make ausition we nail that next actor’s audition.


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

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

Today is the day I fight, where formerly I fled. Or if you like philosophy.

Physicalizing ny first action is recommended. Insightful, entertaining and fun. As a Broadway and film casting director he shjrtleff wonderful stories as examples about auditions he witnessed by such notaries as Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand. Best excerpt for me. For me, I have referred back to this book to help me get into a good acting mindset.

It’s about how to present yourself to people who will judge you in moments, how to be pragmatic, authentic to yourself and yet totally surprise them into thinking well and memorably of you–even if you don’t end up getting that particular role.

Claim your account If your email address is associated with an account, we’ll email a link so you can create a password. Set up a giveaway. Not just for actors! I refer to this book constantly. The skill of passing an audition involves manipulating these dynamics under intense pressure to achieve a successful outcome.