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Speech for the Stage

Speech for the Stage
Your Price: $35.95 CDN
Author: Evangeline Machlin
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 264
Pub. Date: 1992
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 0878300155
ISBN-13: 9780878300150

About the Book:

Speech for the Stage has remained in print for decades; thousands of actors have used this classic text that to develop and refine their voice and speech.

This book by one of America's most venerated speech teachers includes warm-up routines for the voice but initially focuses on the importance of listening. Evangeline Machlin also discusses such important elements as relaxation, phonetics, articulation, resonance, pitch, rate of speech and stress. In addition, there are chapters on speech in Shakespeare, the use of dialects, on reading aloud, sight reading, auditioning and actual performance.

What people say:

"Speech is only one part of acting, but it is the most direct means of human communication." — Evangeline Machlin, from the forword

About the Author:

Evangeline Machlin (1918-2013) was longtime speech coach at Manhattan's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and later professor emeritus of speech and theater at Boston University's School of Fine and Applied Arts. During her long career, Dr. Evangeline Machlin trained such actors as Marian Seldes, JoAnne Woodward, Tammy Grimes, Steve McQueen, Richard Boone, Faye Dunaway, Alfre Woodard, David Garrison, Lee Grant, Susanne Pleshette, and Jo Van Fleet. The Bournemoth, England native authored the seminal text Speech for the Stage, and received the American College Theatre Festival Award of Excellence.