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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408154601
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Series: Performance Books , #1
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,257,196
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iii

Preface for teachers vii

Preface for students x

1 I hate my voice 2

2 What are vocal folds anyway? 12

3 Protecting the jewels 21

4 Why am I so tense? 30

5 But that's how I always stand! 43

6 If I weren't breathing, I'd be dead 61

7 My voice is a trumpet? 87

8 The highs and lows of voice 104

9 No, I don't have marbles in my mouth 113

10 My personal warm-up 131

11 Expressivity: tennis balls and more 135

12 Perfect voice! Now what? 150

13 Sample warm-ups 164

Bibliography 171

Production photos 173

Index 175

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