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Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text  

Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text $25.41 ex GST
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Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text has been designed to follow on from Catherine’s previous book, Classic Voice: Working with Actors on Vocal Style, focusing on the less defined demands within contemporary drama. Lifting contemporary speech rhythms off the page can be a challenge for actors. Sometimes these rhythms are realistic, resembling or mirroring the speech patterns of real human beings, sometimes they are non-realistic, distorting speech patterns for particular effect.

Modern Voice not only provides an accessible approach for understanding speech rhythm but also presents an overview of different types and styles of contemporary text (including the rise of dramatic realism in England, America and Australia). Along the way there are a myriad of practical ideas for directors, lecturers, teachers, trainers and coaches to explore in their workshops and rehearsals.


'A useful guide…likely to be a valuable source of advice for anyone trying to help others develop specific vocal skills… the breadth of repertoire Weate refers to is also impressive.'   The Stage

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-171-2 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB


CATHERINE WEATE has been coaching voice for over twenty years. She has been Head of Voice at Rose Bruford College, Head of Voice and Vice Principal at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts and Head of Examinations at LAMDA. She frequently works as a voice advisor on radio and TV dramas and on Hollywood films.

By Catherine Weate, available through Currency Press - see all