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Accents and Dialects for Stage and Screen / Edition 21
     

Accents and Dialects for Stage and Screen / Edition 21

by Paul Meier
 

ISBN-10: 0615461506

ISBN-13: 9780615461502

Pub. Date: 06/01/2011

Publisher: Meier, Paul Dialect Services

Paul Meier is a leading dialect coach for theatre and films. This is his best-selling stage-dialects manual for actors. With 350 pages and 12 accompanying CDs, this teaches the following: Afrikaans (South Africa), American Deep South (Mississippi/Georgia/Alabama), American Southern (Kentucky/Tennessee), Australian, Cockney, "Downeast" New England, French,

Overview

Paul Meier is a leading dialect coach for theatre and films. This is his best-selling stage-dialects manual for actors. With 350 pages and 12 accompanying CDs, this teaches the following: Afrikaans (South Africa), American Deep South (Mississippi/Georgia/Alabama), American Southern (Kentucky/Tennessee), Australian, Cockney, "Downeast" New England, French, General American, German, Hampshire, Indian, Irish, Italian, Liverpool, New York, Northern Ireland, Russian, Scottish, South Boston, Spanish (Castilian & Colonial "Spanishes"), Standard British English (Received Pronunciation), Welsh, Yiddish, and Yorkshire. Coaching many famous actors (Tobey Maguire, Tom Wilkinson, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, etc.), Meier has also taught dialects at RADA, LAMDA, Webber-Douglas, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and other famous schools. In addition to his easy-to-follow practice material, for each dialect Paul coaches you in two monologues (one male and one female) from a well-known play or film, and links you to the hundreds of online recordings of native dialect speakers on his International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA). Further enhancing the value of the book are his interactive IPA phonetics charts, unique "show-specific" dialect CDs for hundreds of plays and musicals, custom CD-recording, and phone-coaching services. Easy enough for the beginner, rigorous enough for the experienced professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615461502
Publisher:
Meier, Paul Dialect Services
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Edition description:
PAUL MEIER DBA PAUL MEIER DIALECT S
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Hampshire
FOREWORD5
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS6
I. BEFORE WE BEGIN
 
Acting in a dialect or an accent9
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)10
International Dialects of English Archive 12
Standard lexical sets13
Comma Gets a Cure, special diagnostic passage15
Paul Meier Dialect Services16
For Instructors17
The 7-step method18
Glossary of terms19
II. BRITISH AND IRISH DIALECTS
 
Cockney27
39
Irish49
Liverpool61
Northern Ireland73
Scottish85
Standard British English (Received Pronunciation)97
Welsh111
Yorkshire123
III. DIALECTS OF THE USA
 
American Southern (Kentucky/Tennessee)137
Deep South (Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi)149
Downeast New England165
General American175
New York191
South Boston 203
IV. OTHER ENGLISH LANGUAGE DIALECTS
 
Australian219
Indian231
V. FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACCENTS
 
Afrikaans245
French261
German275
Italian289
Russian303
Spanish317
Yiddish331
VI. WORKS CITED
 
Works cited347

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