Accents: A Manual for Actors, Volume 1

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Limelight Editions, 2002 - Performing Arts - 424 pages
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(Limelight). This practical reference manual, with its precise, authentic instructions on how to speak in more than 100 dialects, has established itself as the most useful and comprehensive guide to accents available, now increased by a third in this revised printing. As before, the accents range from regional U.S. and British dialects to European accents that include, among others, the Germanic, Slavic and Romance Languages. Completing his around-the-world journey, the author then covers the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Online audio is accessed at

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Anyone wanting a part doing any type of accent should invest in this valueable tool. I received two recommendations from very well thought of professionals before I bought it. The book comes with 2 audio cds and is easy to follow. I have already recommended this book to several of my friends. Read full review


What is an Accent? How Should the Work Begin? 3 General Principles
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About the author (2002)

Robert Blumenfeld is a professional actor who has been on the faculty of both the Stella Adler Conservatory and the National Shakespeare Conservatory and is a private and production coach as well. Working with accents on stage, screen and radio for close to 30 years, he is superbly qualified to lead any actor to success in achieving the speech a role demands.

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