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Michael Shurtleff has been casting director for Broadway shows like Chicago and Becket and for films like The Graduate and Jesus Christ Superstar. His legendary course on auditioning has launched hundreds of successful careers. Now in this book he tells the all-important how for all aspiring actors, from the beginning student of acting to the proven talent trying out for that chance-in-a-million role!
Scripted in a lighthearted and instructive voice, this book whisks readers on a world tour of theater, covering everything from ancient ritual plays and classic Greek tragedies to Realist and Expressionist works.
Who would have ever thought that learning the finer points of improvisation could be such fun? The Harold, an innovative improvisational tool, helped Saturday Night Live′s Mike Myers and Chris Farley, George Wendt (Norm on Cheers) and many other actors on the road to TV and film stardom.