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Modern Voice

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Title: Modern Voice
Author: Weate, Catherine
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This follow-up to Catherine Weate's successful "Classic Voice" focuses on the challenges of speaking contemporary texts. Think there isn't as much to work on vocally when you approach a modern-day script? Think again. Weate offers up a myriad of ideas for exploring the demands of contemporary texts and rhythms.

Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text has been designed to follow on from Catherine’s previous book, Classic Voice: Working with Actors on Vocal Style, focusing on the less defined demands within contemporary drama. Lifting contemporary speech rhythms off the page can be a challenge for actors. Sometimes these rhythms are realistic, resembling or mirroring the speech patterns of real human beings, sometimes they are non-realistic, distorting speech patterns for particular effect. Modern Voice not only provides an accessible approach for understanding speech rhythm but also presents an overview of different types and styles of contemporary text (including the rise of dramatic realism in England, America and Australia). Along the way there are a myriad of practical ideas for directors, lecturers, teachers, trainers and coaches to explore in their workshops and rehearsals.

A useful guide…likely to be a valuable source of advice for anyone trying to help others develop specific vocal skills… the breadth of repertoire Weate refers to is also impressive – The Stage

Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781849431712
Publishing status: Active
Modern Voice