Clear Speech: Practical Speech Correction and Voice Improvement

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A&C Black, Jan 1, 2009 - Performing Arts - 96 pages
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This book gives clear guidance to good pronunciation and is written in an easily-accessible form. Many people can identify and solve their speech problems and significantly improve their voice by using tried and tested exercises. The systematic arrangement of the material with clear illustrations makes it easy for the layman to understand and work from effectively. This new edition contains additional exercises as well as an expanded chapter on Indistinct Speech.
 

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Contents

Using this Book
1
Speech as a Habit
4
The Nature and Analysis of Faults
5
Relaxation
10
Posture
14
PROBLEMS OF VOICE PRODUCTION
17
SPEECH FAULTS
45
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Malcolm Morrison, former dean of The Hartt School of the University of Hartford and University Professor of theatre, has had an extensive career nationally and internationally as a director and educator. His directing credits include work at Hartford Stage Company, Cleveland Playhouse, The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, The Alley Theatre in Houston, The Denver Center Theater Company, Dallas Theatre Centre, The Monomoy Theatre, and many other regional Theatre Companies. He was Artistic Director of The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival for ten years and has directed at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and The Colarado Shakespeare Festival - where he won the Critics Circle Award as Best Director for his production of Shakespeare's Loves Labours Lost. Internationally, he has directed and taught in Australia, Russia, China, Austria, The Czech Republic, Sweden, Malta, Jamaica, Singapore and other countries, including receiving an award for his work in international theatre in Paris. Morrison is the author of two books: Clear Speech and Classical Acting and edited Voice and Speech in the Theatre. Formerly he was dean at North Carolina School of the Arts, Director of the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, and Head of Theatre and Dance at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Morrison has served on national and regional committees for the arts in the United States.

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