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By Michael Shurtleff, Bob Fosse

The casting director for Chicago, Pippin, Becket, Gypsy, The Graduate, the Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar tells you ways you'll find your dream! completely every little thing an actor must comprehend to get the half is right here: What to do this second earlier than, tips to use humour; create secret; the way to increase a special kind; and the way to guage where, the relationships and the contest. in reality, Audition is an important advisor to facing the entire "auditions" we are facing in existence. this can be the bible at the subject.

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The producers and directors have enough temperament from the star of a show. They don't want any from you. The easiest way to convey your conviviality and amiability is to make a game of it. Remember what the stakes are, so make the game a sincere one; no one likes to play any game with an insincere player. Most of you go into an audition situation closed up, in order to protect yourself. Learn to open yourself up, so that you can receive the experience. It constantly amazes me to see what an advantageous effect an open actor can have on the auditors.

I want to see an actor who has found a reason for being there and a relationship that makes him want to confront the other character. That's what this book is about: finding a reason for being there on that stage, finding a reason to express your fullest feelings deeply and importantly, saying yes to the possibilities that are within a relationship. Human beings, fortunately, don't operate out of reason (for if they did, no one would become an actor). What motivates human beings are their dreams.

But they can never get you a job. Agents are wheeler-dealers. I think it is fairly safe to say, after twenty years of dealing with them, that most agents are fairly uncaring and insensitive to the actor. Their goal is money and power, being the business middlemen in a creative world, although some of them do have a penchant for mothering. But one could not be an agent if one were too sensitive, so look elsewhere for love, caring, or loyalty. An agent is good if you're in demand and no good if you're not.

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