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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Thankfully, published inShurtleff was writing directly for actors and unaware of the cross-appeal. Got this book as a companion muchael a class I took at a local theater on prepping for auditioning. Dec 18, Lauren rated it it was amazing. Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter! Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

His legendary course on auditioning has launched hundreds of successful careers.

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His section on the shurtlff guideposts to creating character for an audition are essential acting advice for the beginner and a wonderful reminder to the veteran actor.

Physicalizing the first action is recommended. Consider that acting is predicated on the desire to be other than what you are.

Return to Book Page. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Jun 06, Richard Wu rated it really liked it. As an aspiring actor, I loved reading this book. AmazonGlobal Byy Orders Internationally. We will be in touch monthly to keep you up-to-date on course offerings, industry news, tips, and discounts.


To go into acting is like asking for admission to auditikn insane asylum. Events move the story forward. 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.

Jul 10, Adam Carrington rated it really liked it. You give up your dream for the moment. The 12 Guideposts Guidepost 1: Be alert to what is happening. Jul 23, Keith Moser rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Game Playing and Role Playing is a way dealing with reality, not escaping it.

I studied with Michael Shurtleff in the late 80s; we used his 12 Guideposts as the basis for the work we did onstage. 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 sburtleff you–even if you don’t end up getting that particular role. This book is very helpful for actors.

I’d say the most helpful section for an actor would be the Twelve Guideposts. It’s also a byy book for anyone who simply wants to learn and understand what actors and actresses actually do and how hard they work to get their roles. Sep 10, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: This rang very true for muchael.


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Listen and be affected. New and looking to take a class? Best excerpt for me. My favorite guidepost is number 6, Discoveries.

It is, by far, the best book mchael acting I’ve ever read. Super insightful and extremely helpful. Discovery is the moment to moment action. Everything he taught in person is in this book – truly the how-to steps in enriching any seasoned actor’s performance, as well as a what-to-do for the beginner.

An Action is described as an undeniable communication that affects or changes your partner to get what you want.