Barbara Walters, arguably the most important woman in the history of television, has had an amazingly full life. In the bestselling Audition, she describes her extraordinary public and private journey.
Expertly translated and updated from the original French, Audition offers a broad, detailed, and up-to-date treatment of the physiology of hearing. It includes a substantial section on auditory psychophysics as well as brief introductions to physical acoustics, musical acoustics, anatomy, and clinical topics. The book's clear, direct style and its more than 180 well-chosen, informative, and easily understood figures make it accessible not only to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the basic and clinical neurosciences but also to students in professional training programs such as otolaryngology or audiology. Audition is divided into three major sections. The first concerns the psychophysics of hearing and covers nonlinear phenomena, perception of complex tones, and musical scales. The second covers the anatomy and physiology of the ear, beginning with data from earlier and more recent studies of auditory-nerve fibers, proceeding to cochlear mechanics, and ending with current findings regarding cochlear transduction. The third deals with the central nervous system, detailing aspects of the auditory pathway and including a useful section on the relationship between auditory psychophysics and current neurophysiological research. Audition concludes with appendixes on deafness and evoked potentials and a comprehensive bibliography. Pierre Buser is Professor in the Department of Comparative Neurophysiology at the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. Michel Imbert is Professor in the Department of Visual Neuroscience, also at the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie. R. H. Kay is Emeritus Fellow of Keble College, Oxford.
Audition Success presents a groundbreaking method that has already made Don Greene one of the country's leading audition trainers. Combining specially designed self-tests and real-life examples from the careers of two performers, Audition Success will help performers understand what prevents them from nailing an audition and give them the tools to reach their goals.
This revised edition contains several new speeches, many of which are taken from plays written and produced during the last five years. There are speeches for a variety of accents and ages to suit all audition requirements. An introductory section contains invaluable comments from directors, casting directors, actors and teachers. Among those contributing are Sir Peter Hall, National Theatre Director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company; Robert Palmer, voice teacher at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; casting director Doreen Jones; Tim Reynolds, Principal of the Academy Drama School; stage and film dialect coach Penny Dyer; and Barry Grantham, director and exponent of Commedia dell'Arte.
The casting director for Chicago, Pippin, Becket, Gypsy, The Graduate, the Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar tells you how you can find your dream role! Absolutely everything an actor needs to know to get the part is here: What to do that moment before, how to use humour; create mystery; how to develop a distinct style; and how to evaluate the place, the relationships and the competition. In fact, Audition is a necessary guide to dealing with all the "auditions" we face in life. This is the bible on the subject.
"Will generate lively argument as both an interpretation and the instance of a method. . . . A work of first importance."--Edward Snow, author of A Study of Vermeer "This is the most searching analysis of the differences between reading and playgoing I have yet encountered, and it constitutes a decisive step forward in what is already an engrossing public debate on the subject."--Jonas Barish, author of The Antitheatrical Prejudice
Get up to speed quickly and gain the working knowledge you need with this clear, practical guide to Adobe®'s AuditionT 2.0. With Roger Derry's expert advice, you'll master Audition's basic tools and tricks as well as discovering it's more advanced editing, multitrack and processing tools. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a demo of AuditionT and a variety of audio clips (both speech and music) for you to practice your editing skills. Roger Derry is an audio consultant who also teaches courses on radio production, music technology and sound recording. He formerly worked as a technical operator, studio manager and producer for the BBC. Contents: Visual editing; Some technical bits; Transfer; Editing; Quarrying material; Structuring material; Multitrack; Post-production; Audio design; Reviewing material; Mastering; CD burning; Making programs: acquiring material and production; Archiving; Tweaks; Using the CD-ROM; Hardware and software requirements; Appendices (Clicks and clocks, MIDI, Time code; Adding RIAA to FFT filter);Glossary