Michael Shurtleff Audition

Last updated: November 1, 2022


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Product Details

In our analysis of 24 expert reviews, the Michael Shurtleff Audition placed 8th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The casting director for Chicago, Pippin, Becket, Gypsy, The Graduate, The Sound of Music, and Jesus Christ Superstar tells you how you can find your dream role! Absolutely everything an actor needs to know to get the part is here: What to do that moment before; how to use humour; how to create mystery; how to develop a distinct style; and how to evaluate the place, the relationships, and the competition. In fact, Audition is a necessary guide to dealing with all the “auditions” we face in life. This is the bible on the subject. Audition is deftly narrated by John Malone.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Holy hell I wish I had this book sooner. So many years of so many poor auditions and even performances, not even knowing how much more I could be doing. This is a must read book for anyone and everyone who is more than passively interested in getting involved in theatre. There is not one negative I can say about this.
The book was published in 1979. Even though it isn’t a recent novel, the information is still relevant and very informative!
His book, “Audition,” has become the “bible for aspiring actors.”

What reviewers didn't like

Used for research. So-so.
Some of the things I read in this book I have heard/read before.
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