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Acting With An Accent: British Standard

Acting With An Accent <em>British (standard)</em> by David Alan Stern Acting With An Accent: British Standard
Your Price: $27.75 CDN
Author: David Alan Stern
Publisher: Dialect Accent Specialists
Format: Booklet and CD
Pub. Date: 2003
ISBN-10: 0926862006
ISBN-13: 9780926862005

About the Booklet and CD:

Dialects and Accents for Actors, Storytellers and more....

Standard British is a self-instructional program in the Acting With An Accent series prepared by a speech teacher and dialect coach to the stars, Dr. David Alan Stern. He doesn't use "tricks." Instead he teaches the basics of convincing dialects – resonance, lilt, sound substitutions and pace. He explains pronunciations, word choice and touches on idioms.

Standard British is not just samples for imitation, but contains step-by-step, systematic lessons to learn what is commonly known as "the Queen's English," "Received Pronunciation" or "BBC Standard." This is the more educated dialect of Southern England. Use this for characters who are somewhat educated and who are not specifically identified as being working class or coming from particular regions (like the Midlands, North Country or West Country). Each packet contains a manual and an hour-long instructional compact disc that teaches you Lilt, Stress, Resonance and Pronunciation.

Dr. David Stern is a master dialectician and teacher of film and TV actors. He has taught at several universities and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His Acting With An Accent compact discs are used in over 1000 university theatre programs and by professional actors around the world.

About the Author:

David Alan Stern, "The Dialect Doctor," founded Dialect Accent Specialists in Hollywood in 1980. He has coached business executives, broadcast media personalities, government officials, actors, and members of the clergy to modify accents and speak more expressively for over thirty years. Among his celebrity trainees have been: Mike Farrell, Jack Klugman, Liam Neeson, Edward James Olmos, Bronson Pinchot, Lynn Redgrave, and Michael York, as well as Oscar winners Forest Whitaker, Geena Davis, Olympia Dukakis, and Sally Field. He has served on the faculties of both Wichita State and Penn State Universities, and is now Professor of Dramatic Arts at his Alma Mater, the University of Connecticut.