Acting with the Voice: The Art of Recording Books

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004 - Performing Arts - 360 pages
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This book offers hard practical advice on getting started in and pursuing the craft of recording books, and excellent literary samples to nourish the reader's practice. The 'Notes, Comments and Hints' sections in each chapter are filled with historical titbits that are informative, in context, and aptly illustrate the meaning and perspective behind the excerpts chosen.'Acting with the Voice' includes this and more: Getting Started in the Book Recording Business (Getting an Agent, The Casting Process, The Recording Session: What a Director Expects, Publishers of Recorded Books in the US, Book Recording in the UK and Canada ) The Voice (Finding Your Voice, Paralinguistics: How to Do Different Voices, Vocal Exercises) Diction and Pronunciation (Phonetics, Positions of Vocal Apparatus, Practice Exercises for Good Diction) Microphone and General Recording Technique Acting Methods and Techniques Reading Techniques (Preparing the Text for Recording, Charles Dickens: His Public Readings, Helen Potter's Impersonations) Recording Prose Fiction (Understanding Style and Period, Reading Different Kinds of Scenes, The Character's Voice: Creating a Character Vocally, Using Accents) Recording Plays Recording Poetry Recording Nonfiction: Making the Text Come Alive (Essays and Philosophy, Autobiography and Memoirs, Illustrative Texts: Biography).
 

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Contents

The Voice
15
Diction and Pronunciation
29
Microphone and General Recording Techniques
61
Acting Methods and Techniques
74
Reading Techniques
88
Dickens Charles A Christmas Carol Page
107
Dickens Charles A Tale of Two Cities Pages 116169
116
Anthony Susan B Speech at Her Trial From Helen Potters Impersonations
117
Bacon Sir Francis On Love Page 330
189
Of Experience Page 333
203
Balzac Honore de Old Goriot Page
215
Poe Edgar Allan The Purloined Letter Page 52
225
Recording Plays
262
Recording Poetry
272
Behn Aphra Song from Abdelazer Page
279
Recording Nonfiction Making the Text Come Alive
297

Fielding Henry Tom Jones Page 154
129
Recording Prose Fiction
137
Arnold Matthew Dover Beach Page 277
171
Melville Herman MobyDick Pages 179 233
179
Berkeley George A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
336
Blumenfeld Robert A Short Guide to Paris Restaurants Page
342
Selected Bibliography
353
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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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