The Vocal Arts Workbook DVD

Author: David Carey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
ISBN: 0713688246
Release Date: 2008-03-31
Genre: Performing Arts

This practical workbook and DVD helps actors to fully develop expressive voice skills to communicate thoughts and feelings with precision and power. At the heart of the book are practical projects, with examples supplied on the accompanying DVD, which enables you to: -connect your breath with your voice -meet the demands of your performance -use your voice expressively with pitch and range Each chapter consists of an introductory Framework; Explorations; Exercises; Follow Up work; Suggested Texts; and Further Reading: a unique, student-centred approach not found in other voice books. The Vocal Arts Workbook + DVDis a complete learning programme drawing on the work of a wide range of practitioners to be used at home, as a course text, or as a way to integrate 20-30 mins of voice work into an acting class. The DVD contains: 85 mins of video and 38 physical exercises. Download them to your ipod and copy the movements as you go along.

The Vocal Arts Workbook video

Author: David Carey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408141144
Release Date: 2015-02-06
Genre: Performing Arts

"Refreshing and imaginative, this book teaches through enhanced awareness, and instructs through clear and specific exercises" Cicely Berry This practical workbook helps actors to fully develop expressive voice skills to communicate thoughts and feelings with precision and power. At the heart of the book are practical projects which enable you to: - connect your breath with your voice - meet the demands of your performance - use your voice expressively with pitch and range Each chapter consists of an introductory Framework; Explorations; Exercises; Follow Up Work; Suggested Texts; and Further Reading: a unique, student-centred approach not found in other voice books. The Vocal Arts Workbook is a complete learning programme drawing on the work of a wide range of practitioners to be used at home, as a course text, or as a way to integrate 20-30 mins of voice work into an acting class.

Training Actors Voices

Author: Tara McAllister-Viel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351613903
Release Date: 2018-08-06
Genre: Performing Arts

Contemporary actor training in the US and UK has become increasingly multicultural and multilinguistic. Border-crossing, cross-cultural exchange in contemporary theatre practices, and the rise of the intercultural actor has meant that actor training today has been shaped by multiple modes of training and differing worldviews. How might mainstream Anglo-American voice training for actors address the needs of students who bring multiple worldviews into the training studio? When several vocal training traditions are learned simultaneously, how does this shift the way actors think, talk, and perform? How does this change the way actors understand what a voice is? What it can/should do? How it can/should do it? Using adaptations of a traditional Korean vocal art, p’ansori, with adaptations of the "natural" or "free" voice approach, Tara McAllister-Viel offers an alternative approach to training actors’ voices by (re)considering the materials of training: breath, sound, "presence," and text. This work contributes to ongoing discussions about the future of voice pedagogy in theatre, for those practitioners and scholars interested in performance studies, ethnomusicology, voice studies, and intercultural theories and practices.

Mastering the Audition

Author: Donna Soto-Morettini
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408166208
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Genre: Drama

Frustrating, nerve-wracking, job-winning or job-losing, flawed yet necessary - auditioning is a maddening business for everyone involved. The people behind the audition desk are looking for a killer audition (often under tremendous pressure), but most of the auditionees walk into the room feeling nervous, unprepared, and unable to control their own performance. Although the idea of creating 'winning performance strategies' is common in business and sports studies, no one has ever really attempted to bring the psychology of creating a winning performance to a book on auditioning. Drawing on some fascinating, cutting-edge research into how the brain copes and responds in high-stress situations, Mastering the Audition looks closely at the effects of fear, at our flawed ability to assess or really know ourselves, at what really drives us, and at what it really takes to master the audition experience. Applicable to all areas of performing, including reality television, musicals, stage, film and commercials, this book helps you hone your performing skills and develop the mental toughness that can keep you going through the inevitable ups and downs of the audition process. Where other books advise you to 'be confident' and 'be prepared', Mastering the Audition tells you exactly HOW.

Everyday Voice Care

Author: Joanna Cazden
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781458443182
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Music

(Book). The human voice expresses more than words, more than music. Vocal expression links the listener directly to another person's inner feelings, body, and soul. Keeping the voice healthy used to be as mysterious as the power of voice itself. Modern science has revealed much about the vocal mechanism and its health requirements, but simple information for the average voice user has remained hard to find and harder to trust. In Everyday Voice Care: The Lifestyle Guide for Singers and Talkers , respected voice therapist Joanna Cazden brings together a wealth of practical tips and advice to help keep your own expressive voice in top working order. Drawing from her experience as a singer, theater artist, and a licensed speech pathologist who has treated more than 1,000 voice patients, Cazden integrates up-to-date medical information with common-sense suggestions and sympathy for the demands of contemporary life. Chapters on food and drink, cold remedies, loud parties, travel, fitness routines, and when to see a doctor are complemented by notes on alternative health care and the spiritual dimension of vocal rest. This invaluable resource for voice and speech professionals, students, and teachers will answer even the age-old question of whether to put lemon or honey in your tea.

The Verbal Arts Workbook

Author: David Carey
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408132562
Release Date: 2010-09-26
Genre: Performing Arts

Actors need to learn not only how to use their voice, but to use voice and language together. This book is about the expressive potential of language, and how actors can develop the verbal skills to release that potential. Written by tutors at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and authors of the successful companion title, The Vocal Arts Workbook + DVD, this book provides practical approaches to each aspect of verbal expression: Sound: speech sounds and how to use them more expressively Image: bring life and specificity to images when you speak Sense: focus on the most significant words and phrases in a speech or scene Rhythm: how rhythm is created and used in both verse and prose Argument: the structure or logic of language Putting it all together using one classical and one modern scene Each of the chapters consists of several sections: Framework; Exploration; Exercises; Follow-up; Suggested Texts; and Further Reading, addressing the learner throughout, but also providing Teaching Tips which give specific notes for teachers.

Speaking With Skill A Skills Based Approach to Speech Training

Author: Dudley Knight
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408156896
Release Date: 2012-09-30
Genre: Drama

Speaking with Skill marks a fundamental change in the pedagogy of speech training for actors and speakers. The method employed in this book is already and increasingly being used by instructors on major actor training programs in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland and the UK.

The Shakespeare Workbook and Video

Author: David Carey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472525093
Release Date: 2015-07-30
Genre: Performing Arts

The Shakespeare Workbook and Video provides a unifying approach to acting Shakespeare that is immediately applicable in the rehearsal room or classroom. It is an easy-to-use text providing practical exercises in specific aspects of Shakespeare's language such as meter, imagery, rhetoric and sound play. In each of these areas, it takes the reader through three steps: Speak the Text, Question the Text and Act the Text. Online video material provides an insight into the acting process and shows the authors teaching a workshop in their method for acting Shakespeare to a group of young actors. The Shakespeare Workbook and Video is the go-to textbook for a practical exploration of Shakespeare's canon.

The Lucid Body

Author: Fay Simpson
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781581157550
Release Date: 2010-06-29
Genre: Performing Arts

Actors! Engage your mind and your body in order to develop your characters fully. The Lucid Body technique breaks up stagnant movement patterns and expands your emotional and physical range. Through energy analysis, this program shows how to use physical training to create characters from all walks of life—however cruel, desolate, or neurotic those characters may be. Rooted in the exploration of the seven chakra energy centers, The Lucid Body reveals how each body holds the possibility of every human condition. Learn how to analyze the character, hear the inner body, dissect the self into layers of consciousness, and more.

Choice

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ISBN: UCSC:32106017987782
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Academic libraries


Accents Dialects for Stage and Screen

Author: Paul Meier
Publisher:
ISBN: 0615461506
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Acting

This easy-to-follow yet incredibly detailed 350-page book is the industry standard on accents and dialects of the English language. Readers get not only a proven system of instruction instead of mere voice mimicry, but an invaluable collection of 12 CDs. Paul Meier is a leading dialect coach for theatre and film, and contained in this impressive publication is his entire standard repertoire of the 24 most valuable accents and dialects for actors: Afrikaans (South Africa), American Deep South (Mississippi/Georgia/Alabama), American Southern (Kentucky/Tennessee), Australian, Cockney, Downeast New England, French, General American, German, Hampshire, Indian, Irish, Italian, Liverpool, New York, Northern Ireland, Russian, Scottish, South Boston, Spanish (Castilian & Colonial), Standard British English (Received Pronunciation), Welsh, Yiddish, and Yorkshire.

Singing Lessons for Little Singers

Author: Gregory Blankenbehler
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1450530605
Release Date: 2012-02-11
Genre: Music

Written for teachers or parents of young children, Singing Lessons for Little Singers offers exciting songs and exercises based on proven pedagogical principles and healthy vocal technique for use in solo or group voice lessons. This revolutionary method was created to fill the great void of private singing lesson materials for children: it combines a system of voice-developing exercises with an ear-training and sight-singing course and a collection of enjoyable songs with entertaining lyrics and delightful illustrations. This powerful, comprehensive method has had great success in developing advanced singing skills, as well as creating many satisfying experiences for students.

Body Space Image

Author: Miranda Tufnell
Publisher: Dance Books Limited
ISBN: UCSC:32106013558454
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Performing Arts

A narrative of discovery. Generously illustrated with examples drawn from experimental performance, this stimulating book explores the ways of working and thinking about performance that will inspire both the beginner and experienced dancer.

The Dramatic Text Workbook and Video

Author: David Carey
Publisher: Methuen Drama
ISBN: 1350055042
Release Date: 2019-02-07
Genre: Performing Arts

Drama begins with the word. Characters, plot, conflict, genre – all are created through language. An ability to understand how language works is invaluable: actors need to learn not only how to use their voice, but how to use voice and language together. The Dramatic Text Workbook is a textbook which explores the expressive potential of language, and how you as an actor can develop your verbal skills to release that potential. Written by acclaimed voice teachers David Carey and Rebecca Clark Carey (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, RADA) this book provides practical approaches to each aspect of verbal expression with the aid of classical and modern scenes and speeches. Chapters include: · Sound: speech sounds and how to use them more expressively · Image: bring life and specificity to images when you speak · Sense: focus on the most significant words and phrases in a speech or scene · Rhythm: how rhythm is created and used in both verse and prose · Argument: the structure or logic of language A follow-up to The Dramatic Text Workbook, and now including a revised introduction, updated reading lists and a comprehensive revision of the major exercises within the book, it is supported by over 90 minutes of online video workshops, exploring the key techniques and tactics explored in the book.