The Complete Audition Book for Young Actors: A Comprehensive Guide to Winning Enhancing Acting Skills

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This theatre text is not a typical shake-and-bake manual of quickie tips on how to have a good audition. No other book puts auditioning in the context of acting training. The nuts and bolts are all here, but this book will do much more. It will develop audition and acting skills in a systematic way over time, throughout the actor's study and career. This book is first and foremost an acting text. It shows auditioning as another kind of acting performance, not a technical exercise or desperate attempt to highlight every skill or talent the actor possesses. It is a step-by-step guide for training young actors to audition well by developing acting skills. Includes more than sixty relevant acting exercises or "explorations," as well as fourteen sample audition pieces from contemporary playwrights and a wealth of other resource material. An all-encompasing audition text.

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Roger Ellis earned his M.A. in English and Drama from the University of Santa Clara, and his Ph.D. in Dramatic Arts from the University of California at Berkeley. During that time he was also guest stage director for several colleges and universities. He has authored or edited eight books in theatre, plus numerous articles, essays and short stories. In 1991 he initiated an ethnic theatre program at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, creating guest artist residencies and staging plays celebrating cultural diversity.
In addition, he has been director of the University's Shakespeare Festival since 1993. He has worked professionally as an actor or director with various Michigan and California theatres and has served as President of the Theatre Alliance of Michigan for the past six years. He is currently a Professor of Theatre at Grand Valley State University.

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Grade 9 Up–More than just a nuts-and-bolts auditioning book, this title is meant to help high school and college students hone their skills in preparation for a career on the stage, with the audition being just one part of the process. It is a practical guide, with chapters on training, background skills, how to select and prepare material for an audition, cold readings, musical theater, and supporting materials such as résumé and head shots. A revised edition of the author's Audition Handbook for Student Actors (Burnham, 1985), it adds more introductory-level acting material, more practical exercises, resources and references for younger actors in high school, and Internet resources. Chapters are well organized into subtopics, and important ideas are in bold italics, making them easy to skim. However, the writing is so engaging that it is a pleasure to read straight through. Ellis speaks to his readers as a trusted advisor or coach. Exploration exercises and questions for review and reflection at the end of each chapter make this a useful textbook for an acting course. Several sample audition pieces are included, and resources for college auditions and scholarships are appended. Acting teachers looking for a text and students looking for a useful and inspiring guidebook will welcome this title.–Sonja Cole, Briarcliff Middle School, Mountain Lakes, NJ
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