Acting with the Voice: The Art of Recording Books
Limelight Editions, 2004 - Performing Arts - 360 pages
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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