Friday, February 27, 2015

Book Review


The book Audition by Michale Shurtleff is a book that gives advice towards young people trying to get involved with acting. It is everything an actor needs to know to get the part. This could be an interesting book to read especially if you are someone wanting to know what it takes to get involved in acting. It could give you guidelines on where to start to try and get an acting audition if you don't know where to start. It could also give advice to people that have attempted getting involved but have not succeeded yet.


This book does not just give you information it gives you true stories of what they are stating. For instance when the author was explaining what to wear for an audition he gave a story of someone showing up in the completely wrong attire, which makes it harder to focus on the actor and his audition. When going to an audition dress for the part or if you don't know what the part is the wear an outfit that won't pull away from how you look. Also wear the same outfit or costume to the second audition as you did to the first. You should do this because sometimes auditors make notes on what you are wearing to remember you. Another story from the book is that one auditors asked when the lady in the orange sweater was going to come back when she already came in again, but she was wearing a different outfit. Since she changed her outfit the auditors did not recognize her thus ruining a chance at getting a part.

This book by Michale Shurtleff contains some great information on getting an audition and if you are even  thinking about getting involved you should go check this book out.

1 comment:

  1. This actually helped me out a lot because like you I also want to get into acting. It never really occurred to me that you should wear the same outfit to a call back. I guess it only makes sense though. Thanks again for this, I'm definitely going to check this book out.

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