Freeing the Natural Voice

Freeing the Natural Voice


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 381 page
  • ISBN: IND:30000111561100
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The classic voice-training book for actors, teachers of voice and speech and anyone interested in vocal expression - by a pre-eminent voice teacher, actor and director. Fully revised and expanded edition. Linklater's approach is to liberate the voice you have rather than apply vocal techniques from the outside. Her basic assumption is that everyone possesses a voice capable of expressing whatever emotion, mood or thought he/she experiences. This edition incorporates vocal exercises developed over three decades to help the voice connect viscerally with language - a key element in the actors' craft. 'a radical breakaway from the old formal methods... an invaluable new resource... essential' Educational Theatre Journal 'the best and only work of its kind for vocal training' Educational Theatre News

Freeing the Natural Voice

Freeing the Natural Voice


  • Release: 1976
  • Publisher: New York : Drama Book Specialists
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 210 page
  • ISBN: UOM:49015000901646
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Describes the mechanics of the voice and obstacles of spontaneous, effective vocal expression and details exercises for developing and strengthening the voice as a human and actor's instrument

Freeing Shakespeare s Voice

Freeing Shakespeare s Voice


  • Release: 2010-03-01
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 214 page
  • ISBN: 1848420838
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A practical approach to breaking through the barriers of restraint and incomprehension when faced with Shakespeare. Taking many of the techniques explored in her international bestseller Freeing The Natural Voice, in this companion volume Kristin Linklater shows how to apply them to the exploration and speaking of Shakespeare’s language. Beginning with exercises designed to break long-held habits and allow an emotional rather than intellectual relationship to Elizabethan language, she analyses Shakespeare's strategies for creating character, story and meaning through figures of speech, iambic pentameter, rhyme and the alternation of verse and prose. Using copious examples from the plays, Linklater offers her readers the tools to increase understanding and make Shakespeare's words their own.

Voice And The Actor

Voice And The Actor


  • Release: 2011-05-31
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 9780753546925
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Voice and the Actor is the first classic work by Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and world-famous voice teacher. Encapsulating her renowned method of teaching voice production, the exercises in this straightforward, no-nonsense guide will develop relaxation, breathing and muscular control - without which no actor or speaker can achieve their full potential. Illustrated with passages used in Cicely Berry's own teaching, Voice and the Actor is the essential first step towards speaking a text with truth and meaning. Inspiring and practical, her words will be a revelation for beginner and professional alike.

The Right to Speak

The Right to Speak


  • Release: 2015-05-21
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 312 page
  • ISBN: 9781472573032
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This bestselling book by one of the world's foremost voice and acting coaches is a classic in its field. Practical, passionate and inspiring, it teaches how to use the voice fully and expressively, without fear and in any situation. Patsy Rodenburg has trained thousands of actors, singers, lawyers, politicians business people, teachers and students: her book distills that knowledge and experience so that everyone can enjoy the right to speak. This second edition contains new revisions and additional content taking into account the effect of social media on communication skills, the need for empathetic listening, how scientific discovery now illuminates why and how voice exercises work and cultural and global issues of ethics and storytelling.

The Voice Book

The Voice Book


  • Release: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 9781569763063
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Written to save careers one voice at a time through scientifically proven methods and advice, this resource teaches people how to protect and improve one of their most valuable assets: their speaking voice. Simple explanations of vocal anatomy and up-to-date instruction for vocal injury prevention are accompanied by illustrations, photographs, and FAQs. An audio CD of easy-to-follow vocal-strengthening exercises—including Hum and Chew, Puppy Dog Whimper, Sirens, Lip Trills, and Tongue Twisters—is also included, along with information on breathing basics, vocal-cord vibration, and working with students who have medical complications such as asthma, acid reflux, or anxiety.

Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice


  • Release: 2002
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 270 page
  • ISBN: 0878301674
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Finding your voice can be used as a resource by actors at all levels, form students and young professionals to established and experienced actors. Drama teachers in schools and committed amateur actors who want to increase their vocal skills and understanding will also find it invaluable.

Full Voice

Full Voice


  • Release: 2011
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 215 page
  • ISBN: 9781605099224
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Noted speaker, musician, and coach Barbara McAfee shows how to become a more effective communicator by mastering the full range of your voice and learning to match tone to content.

The Actor Speaks

The Actor Speaks


  • Release: 2015-11-10
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 416 page
  • ISBN: 9781250102942
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In The Actor Speaks, Patsy Rodenburg takes actors and actresses, both professional and beginners, through a complete voice workshop. She touches on every aspect of performance work that involves the voice and sorts through the kinds of vexing problems every performer faces onstage: breath and relaxation; vocal range and power; communication with other actors; singing and acting simultaneously; working on different sized stages and in both large and small auditoriums; approaching the vocal demands of different kinds of scripts. This is the final word on the actor's voice and it's destined to become the classic work on the subject for some time to come.

Speak with Distinction

Speak with Distinction


  • Release: 2000-04-01
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 416 page
  • ISBN: 9781476842257
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Widely recognized as the most complete and rigorous text of its kind since it was first published in 1942 ÊSpeak With DistinctionÊ is an invaluable resource. It presents a comprehensive study of the sounds of Spoken English in their most important phonetic environments. This most recent revision also adds much material for comparisons of speech sounds; suggestions for accurate efficient and conversational ways of combining the sounds into connected utterance; indications that foster a working knowledge of two dialects of speech (General American and what Mrs. Skinner called Good Speech for classic and elevated texts); and beginning material to show application of the principles of Good Speech to well-written texts. Some important additions to the book are the extensive Glossary and Index abundant guides to pronunciations new sections featuring such details as the complete Ask-List of words a program for the elimination of glottal attacks of vowel and dipthong sounds greatly expanded practice material of phrases and sentences and an updated Chart showing several levels of phonetic transcription and spelling equivalents in current usage. ÊSpeak With DistinctionÊ can be used in several ways: as a primary educational textbook for both the beginning and advanced actor; as a supplementary textbook for teachers and students who have their own methods and agenda for study; and as a reference book for teachers speech coaches and directors.