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Title:
Speech for the stage
Author:
Machlin, Evangeline.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, 1992.

©1980
Physical Description:
viii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Theatre Arts Books, c1980.

"A Theatre Arts book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780878300150

9780878301201
Format :
Book

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Material Type
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Status
Central Library PN4162 .M22 1980C Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

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.


Table of Contents

Foreward
1 Listening and Learning: Speech Appreciation
2 Listening and Learning: Speech Analysis
3 Projecting Your Speech
4 The Speech Instrument
5 Relaxation for Speech
6 Breath Control for Speech
7 Resonance in Speech
8 Articulation and the Phonetic Alphabet
9 VAriety in Speech: Pitch, RAte and Stress
10 The Speaking of Shakespeare
11 Dialects for the Stage
12 Reading Aloud, Auditioning and Performing A Listening Library of Records
Bibliography
Appendix A Exercises for the Correction of Tonal Faults
Appendix B The Actor's warm-up Routine b) The Actor's Warm-up Exercises
Appendix C Advanced Exercises in Speech Techniques
Index

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