Speech for the Stage

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Psychology Press, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 254 pages
From its original publication, thousands of actors have used this classic text to develop and refine their voice and speech. Evangeline Machlin includes warm-up routines for the voice but initially focuses on the importance of listening. She also discusses such important elements as relaxation, phonetics, articulation, resonance, pitch, rate of speech and stress. In addition, there are chapters on dialects, on reading aloud, sight reading, auditioning and performance.
 

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Contents

Speech Appreciation
1
Speech Analysis
10
Projecting Your Speech
17
The Speech Instrument
27
Relaxation for Speech
37
Breath Control for Speech
47
Resonance in Speech 88
68
Articulation and the Phonetic Alphabet
89
Pitch Rate and Stress
133
The Speaking of Shakespeare
165
Dialects for the Stage
186
Reading Aloud Auditioning and Performing
200
Exercises for the Correction
222
APPENDIX
239
INDEX
252
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Evangeline Machlin trained such actors as Steve McQueen, Lee Grant, Suzanne Pleshette, Joanne Woodward and Faye Dunaway. Dr. Machlin was formerly Director of Speech studies at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and Lecturer in Speech at Columbia University.

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