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Description - Speech for the Stage by Evangeline Machlin

Since the original publication of this classic text, thousands of actors have used it to develop and refine their voice and speech. Training begins with listening. Machlin describes acoustics and the way the body functions to produce hearing and speech. She discusses helpful equipment and then proceeds to deal with such important elements as relaxation, phonetics, articulation, resonance, pitch, rate of speech, and stress. In addition, there are warm-up exercises, chapters on such specialized problems as speech in Shakespeare and the use of dialects, on reading aloud, sight reading, auditioning and actual performance. The poetry provided for the exercises supplies practice material similar to today's theatre speech, in its vivid, colloquial, personal style.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780878300150
ISBN-10: 0878300155
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 6-May-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Evangeline Machlin

Evangeline Machlin trained such actors as Steve McQueen, Lee Grant, Suzanne Pleshette, Joanne Woodward and Faye Dunaway. Dr. Machlin was formerly Director of Speech studies at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and Lecturer in Speech at Columbia University.

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