Speech for the Stage

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From its original publication, thousands of actors have used this classic text to develop and refine their voice and speech. Evangeline Machlin includes warm-up routines for the voice but initially focuses on the importance of listening. She also discusses such important elements as relaxation, phonetics, articulation, resonance, pitch, rate of speech and stress. In addition, there are chapters on dialects, on reading aloud, sight reading, auditioning and performance.

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Overview

From its original publication, thousands of actors have used this classic text to develop and refine their voice and speech. Evangeline Machlin includes warm-up routines for the voice but initially focuses on the importance of listening. She also discusses such important elements as relaxation, phonetics, articulation, resonance, pitch, rate of speech and stress. In addition, there are chapters on dialects, on reading aloud, sight reading, auditioning and performance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878300150
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/25/1992
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Evangeline Machlin trained such actors as Steve McQueen, Lee Grant, Suzanne Pleshette, Joanne Woodward and Faye Dunaway. Dr. Machlin was formerly Director of Speech studies at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and Lecturer in Speech at Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

Foreward 1.Listening and Learning: Speech Appreciation 2. Listening and Learning: Speech Analysis 3. Projecting Your Speech 4. The Speech Instrument 5. Relaxation for Speech 6. Breath Control for Speech 7. Resonance in Speech 8. Articulation and the Phonetic Alphabet 9.

VAriety in Speech: Pitch, RAte and Stress 10. The Speaking of Shakespeare 11. Dialects for the Stage 12. Reading Aloud, Auditioning and Performing A Listening Library of Records Bibliography Appendix A: Exercises for the Correction of Tonal Faults Appendix B: a) The Actor's

warm-up Routine b) The Actor's Warm-up Exercises Appendix C: Advanced Exercises in Speech Techniques Index

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