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The Actor's Audition

The Actor's Audition
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: David Black
Foreword by: Eli Wallach
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 128
Pub. Date: 1990
ISBN-10: 0679732284
ISBN-13: 9780679732280

About the Book:

Now in its 14th printing, The Actor's Audition by David Black shows you how to see your performance through the eyes of prospective employers, how to sell yourself even before you step into character, and how to interpret roles without outside direction.

The audition is the first — and most essential — test of any actor's craft, one that is typically performed for a very tough audience, under conditions that are always less than perfect. The Actor's Audition is a practical, hands-on guide by veteran producer David Black, which covers every aspect of the auditioning process: the monologue, the cold reading, the musical audition, and the interview.

What people say:

"The Actor's Audition is an insightful study that takes the aspiring actor through monologues, readings, musical auditions, interviews and call backs into the wonderful world of landing a part in the theater. David Black has provided a wonderful handbook to solve the mysterious puzzle of the audition." — Eli Wallach

"An invaluable book for the whole theater community." — Bernard Jacobs, The Shubert Organization

"This book tells you what a lot of acting schools never get to — the nuts and bolts of how to audition." — Deborah Brown, casting director

"This lovely book is about the power of communicating your own truth, and the wonder of recognizing your choices." — Liv Ullmann

"An absolute must for actors ... I wish it had existed when I started." — Jerry Orbach

"The best and most important common sense way to approach an audition. I wish I had it for the many I lost." — Maureen Stapleton

"The Actor’s Audition is a fascinating eye-opener for me." — Walter Matthau

"The ultimate technique on the art of auditioning. This book is a gift to all actors." — Swoosie Kurtz

About the Author:

David Black has produced 18 shows on Broadway. He is a Tony Award-Winning producer, director, and teacher. David Black is also an artist whose paintings have been enthusiastically received by the public and by critics on both sides of the Atlantic.