The Actor and His Text

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Harrap, 1987 - Acting - 285 pages
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This book sets out to apply the methods of voice production directly and practically to the speaking of text. Specifically, it addresses the problem of how to infuse life and meaning into words that are first encountered on the printed page.

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A guide to exploring the written and spoken styles of theatre and language and how to approach them as a performer. Includes warm-up exercises and rehearsal techniques. Read full review

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
7
Attitudes to Voice and Text
14
Heightened versus Naturalistic Text
32
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

Cicely Frances Berry was born in Berkhamsted, England on May 17, 1926. She attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London in the 1940s. After graduating, she was hired by the school as a voice instructor. She became the Royal Shakespeare Company's first voice director in 1969. While there, she also taught at Nůs do Morro and in various British prisons. She directed productions of King Lear at theaters in Stratford-upon-Avon and London. She wrote several books including Voice and the Actor, The Actor and the Text, and Working Shakespeare. She died on October 15, 2018 at the age of 92.

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