By Beth McGuire
This is a complete workbook for actors, overlaying the foremost features and profiles of a variety of African accents of English. Its special approach not just addresses the tools and methods through which to head approximately studying an accessory, but additionally seems to be intimately at each one instance. This shall we the reader plot their very own direction throughout the studying method and tailor not just their operating tools but additionally their very own own idiolect.
Full breakdowns of every accessory cover:
- an introduction giving a short heritage of the accessory, its ethnic history, and its language of foundation
- preparatory warm-up routines particular to every accent
- a listing of research materials together with documentaries, performs, movies and on-line resources
- key characteristics equivalent to melody, rigidity, speed and pitch
- descriptions of physical articulation within the tongue, lips, jaw, palate and pharynx
- practice sentences, phoneme tables and worksheets for solo study.
African Accents is followed by means of an internet site at www.routledge.com/cw/mcguire with an intensive on-line database of audio samples for every accessory. The book and audio resources guide actors to increase their very own actual accents, instead of just to mimic local audio system. This approach permits the actor to customize an accessory, and to combine it into the construction of personality instead of to play the accessory on most sensible of character.
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African Accents: A Workbook for Actors by Beth McGuire