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Voice and the Young Actor: A workbook and DVD
     

Voice and the Young Actor: A workbook and DVD

by Rena Cook
 

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There are thousands of students enrolled in school drama classes in yet very often young actors cannot be heard, are culturally encouraged to trail off at the ends of sentences, and habitually use only the lowest pitches of the voice. Drama teachers, frequently ask, "How can I get my students to speak up, to be clear, to articulate?"

Voice and the Young Actor<

Overview

There are thousands of students enrolled in school drama classes in yet very often young actors cannot be heard, are culturally encouraged to trail off at the ends of sentences, and habitually use only the lowest pitches of the voice. Drama teachers, frequently ask, "How can I get my students to speak up, to be clear, to articulate?"

Voice and the Young Actor is written for the school actor, is inviting in format, language and illustration and offers clear and inspiring instructions. An 85-minute DVD features 28 filmed voice workshop exercises with the author and two students. These students log their reflections in the book on what they have learned throughout their training and there is space for the reader to do the same.
A workbook in format, Voice and the Young Actor provides simple, interactive vocal exercises and shows young performers how to take voice work into acting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408154601
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/15/2012
Series:
Performance Books Series , #1
Edition description:
Workbook
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,320,848
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations' Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review.

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