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An overview of the resources available for researchers in the field of Acting.
Armstrong is acknowledged as a remarkable teacher of vocal and musical performance, working in many different parts of the world. This video observes him at work with performers, assisting them to locate their individual range, particularly focusing on the connections between the voice and the personality of each performer.
Contents: : Workshop 1. Muscularity of language: motion and rhythm -- Workshop 2. Under the text: subtext and the world of the play -- Workshop 3. Prose and verse texts: language and imagery reveal the character's inner landscape -- Workshop 4. The whole voice: its sounds and range -- Workshop 5. The voice preparation workshop.
Summary: : Cicely Berry, voice director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, leads well-known American and British actors in exercises focusing on the fundamentals of meter and rhythm in Shakespeare's verse.
Great dialect CD's! this series is especially good. - Gillian Lane Plescia's Series Performed by Native Speakers
Summary: : Covers the European accents most useful for the stage and screen: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Yiddish. The most important features of each accent are detailed, enabling the actor to begin immediately to sound authentic, and Mr. Blumenfeld's unique approach makes the accents easily comprehensible. The incisive, succinct introduction to studying any accent is useful above and beyond the specific details of the accents covered here. The book provides a wealth of references to films where the reader can listen to authentic examples of the accents, and information as to what roles require the accents.
Contents: : Teach yourself accents: the elements -- Standard upper- and middle-class British accents -- London accents -- English provincial accents: the Midlands, Yorkshire -- Scottish accents -- Welsh accents -- Irish accents.
Includes the following:tandard British, Norwegian or Swedish, Boston, Polish, Arabic, Chicago, Irish, Yiddish, Russian, Italian, Cockney, French, American southern, Spanish, German, Scottish, Australian, Upper class New England "Kennedy-esque", 4 Texas dialects, West Indian and Black African accents, Mid-west farm & ranch, Down east New England, British north country, New York City.
Summary: : "The representation of Indian Americans as foreign terrorists and as citizens who speak with an American accent comprise a major plot point in Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. In American media, South Asians vacillate between being cast as racially foreign while simultaneously being praised as a model minority because they are highly educated, speak English, and can economically succeed in America. In American cinema and television, Shilpa Davé serves how contemporary images of South Asians build upon, modify, and at times diverge from previous stereotypes of Asian Americans as immigrants and model minorities"--
Contents: : How to use the workbook and reference materials -- Ugandan (Luganda) accent of English -- Kenyan (Dholuo) accent of English -- Zimbabwean (Shona) accent of English -- South African (Zulu) accent of English -- South African (Afrikaans) accent of English -- Rwandan (Kinyarwanda) accent of English -- DR Congolese (Lingala) accent of English -- Senegalese (Wolof) accent of English -- Nigerian (Igbo) accent of English -- Ghanaian (Akan: Twi and Fante) accent of English -- Liberian accent of English.