Item description for Ten Minutes To The Audition: Your Last-Minute Guide and Checklist for Getting the Part (10 Minutes 2 Success) by Janice Lynde...
Every actor's Audition Companion. An audition needs to be a great performance, not just a reading. This Insider's Guide gives each actor the What, the How and the Why to making each performance the one that lands the part. Includes the Actor's Ready-Set-Go Checklist that puts the actor in position to give a personal best! This little book will dramatically reduce audition anxiety, keep the actor focused, and show the actor how to Act...and React... to unexpected surprises.
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Lynde originated the "Directing the Actor" program at AFI and gives seminars at Robert Redford's Sundance Institute. She is also a working, two-time Emmy-nominated actress and winner of two Obie and five Dramalogue Awards.
Janice Lynde currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ten Minutes To The Audition: Your Last-Minute Guide and Checklist for Getting the Part (10 Minutes 2 Success)?
Helpful but general Nov 10, 2006
This book is a GREAT resource for those who are new to the audtioning process, or have not had a lot of classes that prepare one for audtions. It gives some great basic tips--things every actor should know before going out on an audtion. Most of it seemed like information that should be a no-brainer to most actors. There was a great section on breathing--I would recomend that to anyone!
A must have! Sep 8, 2005
When someone is giving me advice or directions I want it brief and direct. In other words, show me the bottom line. Ten Minutes to the Audition, by Janice Lynde, is one that meets those important requirements. Lynde's book is directed at preparing for the audition but the advice is also applicable in many ways to applying for a job.
Lynde provides a checklist consisting of twenty concise do's and don'ts to a successful audition and the sound reasoning behind them. Throughout the book are brief stories that use word pictures to explain and support the checklist. Also included is a section titled: The Four Knows. It is also a section you must have.
Armchair Interviews says: This is a small, handy reference book that can be carried in your bag. If you are a performer or want to be, it you would serve you well to read and keep the book. In fact, it should be placed on your reference shelf. Do not loan it out because it will never be returned. I guarantee it. Let your friends buy their own.
A simple checklist of advice for auditioning for a part Jan 6, 2005
Written by an award-winning actress, Ten Minutes To The Audition is a simple checklist of practical advice for auditioning for a part. Simple tips to keep in mind and reminders to improve one's overall audition performance include "Your Performance Begins in the Reception Area", which stresses that confidence and attitude in the waiting room contributes to the odds of getting a part, and "Cold Readings", in which one is recommended to create a character from the inside out and be specific, and "The Three Nevers" - never panic if asked to read for another part, never react to no reaction, and never apologize for one's reading. A superb last-minute primer and enthusiastically recommended for anyone braving an audtion, whether for a professional acting job or local community theater.
It Works! Nov 18, 2004
I gave this book to a friend as a gift. He read it and applied a lot of the relaxation techniques before going into an audition. Of course there's no way to know whether or not the book's responsible for his success, but he seems to think it's helpful in getting him some commercial callbacks. There are a lot of tips in it that people don't usually think about -- like remembering to breathe (!).
I'd highly recommend this as a stocking stuffer for the aspiring actor or actress in your life.