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Introduction to Speechwork for Actors: An Inclusive Approach

Introduction to Speechwork for Actors: An Inclusive Approach

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Traditional speech work has long favoured an upper-class white accent as the model of intelligibility. Because of that, generations of actors have felt disconnected from their own identities and acting choices.

This much-needed textbook redresses that trend and encourages actors to achieve intelligibility through rigorous language analysis andan exploration of their own accent and articulation practices.

It breaks down a process for analyzing text in a way that excites the imagination, offering a number of exercises that bring awareness to each actor to make their own speech come alive Guiding the student through the labyrinth of abstract concepts and terms, readers are delivered into the practicality of exercises and explorations.

Informed throughout by notes from directors and acting teachers, as well as the author's own extensive experience, this book serves as an ideal speech-training resource for the 21st Century actor, and includes specially commissioned online videos demonstrating key exercises.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350145962
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/26/2023
Series: Acting Essentials
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ron Carlos is a voice, speech, and dialect coach for film, television, and theater. A graduate of the American Repertory Theater and Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, Ron has taught voice, speech, and dialects at the Yale School of Drama (now the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale), Marymount Manhattan College, City College of New York, Berg Studios, The National Student Leadership Conference, and The Shakespeare Academy at Stratford. Ron's work has been heard through the voices of actors on and off Broadway, in regional theaters across the United States, on Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, network television, and in theaters near you. Ron is a certified teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork and a Lead Trainer of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. Ron is also the Founding Coach for BoldVoice, a mobile app designed to help non-native speakers of English build confidence in their spoken English while honoring their own accent and home language.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Warm-ups
Chapter 2. Language structure
Chapter 3. Musicality
Chapter 4. Anatomy
Chapter 5. English Speech Sounds
Chapter 6. Rhetoric
Chapter 7. Looking ahead
Chapter 8. Glossary

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