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 the way you will find your dream! completely every thing an actor must be aware of to get the half is the following: What to do this second ahead of, tips on how to use humour; create secret; easy methods to increase a special variety; and the way to judge where, the relationships and the contest. in reality, Audition is an important consultant to facing all of the "auditions" we are facing in existence. this is often the bible at the subject.
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And "that" may force them to change their hair color or have a nose operation or cut off a leg or wear sixteen-inch heels or walk on their knees —little of which is of value in the audition situation. Remember, as I keep telling the auditors, all they can choose from is what exists. They may have Someone Glorious in mind, but that has to be eventually translated into the reality of a living, breathing human actor. It will probably be far from what the creators had in mind when they started out.
After weeks of persuasion, the unknown Dustin Hoffman did come in to audition. He was right: he couldn't sing. However, he gave a marvelous reading of such imagination, intelligence, and humor that Mike Nichols never forgot it. The producer of THE GRADUATE later told me he nearly went into a state of catatonic shock because he couldn't believe Dustin Hoffman was Mr. Nichols's choice for the Ivy Leaguer. It made a star out of Dustin Hoffman. The moral is: (1) Always go to audition for everything, if they allow you, even if you think you're wrong for it.
Who wants to see all that reluctance? Who wants to spend time with people who wish they were somewhere else? 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).