Auditioning : An Actor-Friendly Guide (Vintage Original)
Auditioning An Actor-Friendly Guide - Vintage Original Author:Joanna Merlin Theater veteran and acting teacher Joanna Merlin has written the definitive guide to auditioning for stage and screen, bringing to it a valuable dual perspective. She has spent her career on both sides of the auditioning process, both as an award-winning casting director who has worked with Harold Prince, Bernard Bertolucci, and James Ivory, and... more » as an accomplished actor herself.
In this highly informative and accessible book, Merlin provides everything the actor needs to achieve self-confidence and artistic honesty–from the most basic practical tips to an in-depth framework for preparing a part. Filled with advice from the most esteemed people in the business, such as James Lapine, Nora Ephron, and Stephen Sondheim, and charged with tremendous wisdom and compassion, this indispensable resource will arm the reader to face an actor's greatest challenge: getting the part.« less
"I wish to God I had had this book twenty years ago. It probably would have helped me get some of those jobs I didn't get, and it definitely would have helped me deal with not getting them...I also think it's a great read for old timers like myself who sometimes need a fresh look at this career we've chosen, and a little help 'hanging in there.' Joanna Merlin has the unique perspective of having been on both sides of the table in a sometimes heartless business; her heart comes through in this book." -- Kevin Bacon
"Listen to the woman. She knows of what she speaks. Ms. Merlin has experienced both sides of the auditioning process and has done so with grace and style." -- Frances McDormand
"This is a great book. Everyone who auditions should read it, and even those who don't." -- Sam Waterston
"With this book, Ms. Merlin has accomplished the impossible. She has made me look forward to walking through the door of my next audition." -- Cherry Jones