EXTREMELY PRACTICAL AND HELPFUL,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part (Taschenbuch)
I am a theatre director and author (also occasional actor) living and working in Austria. An actress friend gave me "Audition" as a first night gift. I devoured the 12 Guideposts --- extremely helpful and practical. I must add that I read "Audition" primarily as a book on acting - which is mysticised far too much. I only wish there were more books of this calibre so chockful of helpful advice.
Shame that Shurtleff concentrates so much on contemporary and 20th century American drama - I would have been greatly interested in his comments on Shakespeare, Brecht, Stoppard ... Aristophanes ... Well, you can't have everything. The principles are the same.
Read it. Shurtleff is particularly good on how hard actors attempt to avoid being positive and interesting. Invaluable practical advice, less so for total beginners, perhaps, than for theatre-makers with some experience of theatre practice.