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Consider that acting is predicated on the desire to be other than what you are. Books by Michael Shurtleff.

We will be in touch monthly to keep you up-to-date on course offerings, industry news, tips, and discounts. Jun 20, Linda C. Any actor subjecting themselves to the madness of theater should read this. His legendary course on auditioning has launched hundreds of successful careers. Become what you are! Dec 18, Lauren rated it it was amazing.


Had to read this for my acting elective. Log-in or create an account first! Open Preview See a Problem? I’d say shurtlefd most helpful section for an actor would be the Twelve Guideposts.

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May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Bantam division of Bantam Doubleday Dell publishing group, The best book on the topic of acting ever written.

Super insightful and extremely helpful. There is winning and there is losing, but every actor must fight for something he wants and needs.

Here is a link to a blog entry shurtlefc I wrote about this book: Name the action, then play the action. What are you sending and what is your partner receiving. The text is riddled with insights into human psychology that can be useful for writers as well as actors. It gives good tips on how to present and market yourself that can be useful in job interviews and meeting new people.

He seems to know his stuff having seen thousands if not millions of actors audition for various roles over the years.

If you want to have successful auditions you have to get this book for yourself and read it a few times. Your Fighting For is done in a variety of ways, which are called Actions. Have a secret — keep it a secret, but let it add drive and intensity to your scene.

I touch base with my highlighted parts and get renewed: Count the wins and losses.

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I really like how this book talks about human nature and integrating that into character development. Otherwise, nothing will happen—the scene will be dead.


That is part of the magic. People live for their dreams, not for the oppressiveness of truths. I also don’t trust anyone who calls O’Neill “artless. An Action is described as an undeniable communication that affects or changes your partner to get what you want. So one must ask what makes one wish to become an actor, what sort of individual is drawn to acting. A day when everything changes.

Shuurtleff 20, Michael Padilla rated it it was amazing. Jun 06, Richard Wu rated it really liked it. The skill of passing an audition involves manipulating these dynamics under intense pressure to achieve a successful outcome.

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

Claim your account If your email address is associated with an account, we’ll email a link so you can create a password. This book is very helpful for actors.

This is a book I have bought many times over.