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Biography

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.

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Classic Voice
$19.95 ex GST
$21.95 inc GST

Classic Voice

Catherine Weate
 

Drawing on Catherine Weate's extensive experience as a voice coach, Classic Voice provides a comprehensive preparation for the vocal demands within classical texts. It includes warm-up ideas, exercises to experiment with sound, word and rhythm and detailed workshop plans using specially selected extracts from classic plays.

Greek Tragedy, Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama and Restoration Comedy, three theatrical styles in western theatre history which challenge actors vocally, are given a particular focus.

Always practical, this book will supply directors, lecturers, teachers, trainers and coaches with the tools they need to easily integrate vocal work into their rehearsals, classes or seminars.



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-827-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Classic Voice
$19.95 ex GST
$21.95 inc GST

Classic Voice

Catherine Weate
 

Drawing on Catherine Weate's extensive experience as a voice coach, Classic Voice provides a comprehensive preparation for the vocal demands within classical texts. It includes warm-up ideas, exercises to experiment with sound, word and rhythm and detailed workshop plans using specially selected extracts from classic plays.

Greek Tragedy, Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama and Restoration Comedy, three theatrical styles in western theatre history which challenge actors vocally, are given a particular focus.

Always practical, this book will supply directors, lecturers, teachers, trainers and coaches with the tools they need to easily integrate vocal work into their rehearsals, classes or seminars.



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-827-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text
$25.41 ex GST
$27.95 inc GST

Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text

Catherine Weate
 
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.

www.catherineweate.com


Review

'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
Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text
$25.41 ex GST
$27.95 inc GST

Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text

Catherine Weate
 
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.

www.catherineweate.com


Review

'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
Oberon Book of Modern Duologues, The
$22.72 ex GST
$24.99 inc GST

Oberon Book of Modern Duologues, The

Catherine Weate
 

Bringing together specially selected dialogues by essential modern dramatists such as Richard Bean, Philip Osment, Richard Crane, Linda Brogan, Laura Wade, David Foley, Howard Barker, Glyn Maxwell, Neil Bartlett, Torben Betts, Tanika Gupta, Noah Haidle, Abi Morgan and Meredith Oakes, The Oberon Book of Duologues is a unique and useful resource for amateur, student, and professional actors alike, participating in acting classes, contests, auditions and rehearsals. 

Edited by Catherine Weate, the book is helpfully arranged according to gender suitability—Female/Female, Male/Male, Female/Male—and sets the plays and extracts in their dramatic and performance context.



Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-828-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Oberon Book of Modern Duologues, The
$22.72 ex GST
$24.99 inc GST

Oberon Book of Modern Duologues, The

Catherine Weate
 

Bringing together specially selected dialogues by essential modern dramatists such as Richard Bean, Philip Osment, Richard Crane, Linda Brogan, Laura Wade, David Foley, Howard Barker, Glyn Maxwell, Neil Bartlett, Torben Betts, Tanika Gupta, Noah Haidle, Abi Morgan and Meredith Oakes, The Oberon Book of Duologues is a unique and useful resource for amateur, student, and professional actors alike, participating in acting classes, contests, auditions and rehearsals. 

Edited by Catherine Weate, the book is helpfully arranged according to gender suitability—Female/Female, Male/Male, Female/Male—and sets the plays and extracts in their dramatic and performance context.



Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-828-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men, The
$22.72 ex GST
$24.99 inc GST

Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men, The

Catherine Weate
 

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men collects over fifty speeches from some of the finest plays of the last twenty years.

Bringing together specially selected speeches by essential modern dramatists such as Howard Barker, Chris O’Connell, Richard Bean, Tanika Gupta, Will Eno, Meredith Oakes, Abi Morgan, Tom Morris & Emma Rice, Kneehigh, Rod Beacham, Toby Whithouse, and Dennis Kelly, The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men is a unique and useful resource for amateur, student, and professional actors alike, participating in acting classes, contests, auditions and rehearsals.

Edited by Catherine Weate, the book is helpfully arranged according to age suitability – Teens, Twenties, Thirties, Forty plus – and sets the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance context.

Also see The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-825-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men, The
$22.72 ex GST
$24.99 inc GST

Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men, The

Catherine Weate
 

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men collects over fifty speeches from some of the finest plays of the last twenty years.

Bringing together specially selected speeches by essential modern dramatists such as Howard Barker, Chris O’Connell, Richard Bean, Tanika Gupta, Will Eno, Meredith Oakes, Abi Morgan, Tom Morris & Emma Rice, Kneehigh, Rod Beacham, Toby Whithouse, and Dennis Kelly, The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men is a unique and useful resource for amateur, student, and professional actors alike, participating in acting classes, contests, auditions and rehearsals.

Edited by Catherine Weate, the book is helpfully arranged according to age suitability – Teens, Twenties, Thirties, Forty plus – and sets the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance context.

Also see The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-825-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men: Volume 2
$22.72 ex GST
$24.99 inc GST

Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men: Volume 2

Catherine Weate
 

Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s tool-kit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: in particular, preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a professional role.

Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the best modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries, some are controversial, some tell stories, many directly address the audience, but all are fantastic monologues & an essential toolkit for all actors.

The pieces have been organised into age-specific groups: ‘teens’, ‘twenties’, ‘thirties’ and ‘forties plus’.

 


Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-436-2 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men: Volume 2
$22.72 ex GST
$24.99 inc GST

Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men: Volume 2

Catherine Weate
 

Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s tool-kit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: in particular, preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a professional role.

Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the best modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries, some are controversial, some tell stories, many directly address the audience, but all are fantastic monologues & an essential toolkit for all actors.

The pieces have been organised into age-specific groups: ‘teens’, ‘twenties’, ‘thirties’ and ‘forties plus’.

 


Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-436-2 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women, The
$22.72 ex GST
$24.99 inc GST

Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women, The

Catherine Weate
 

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women collects over fifty speeches from some of the finest plays of the last twenty years.

Bringing together specially selected speeches by essential modern dramatists such as Linda Brogan, Laura Wade, David Foley, Deborah Gearing, Neil de Souza, Glyn Maxwell, Adriano Shaplin, Dennis Kelly, Neil Bartlett, David Pownall, Paul Jepson & Tony Parker, Torben Betts, Robert Shaw, Fermin Cabal, Tanika Gupta, and Meredith Oakes, The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women is a unique and useful resource for amateur, student, and professional actors alike, participating in acting classes, contests, auditions and rehearsals.

Edited by Catherine Weate, the book is helpfully arranged according to age suitability – Teens, Twenties, Thirties, Forty plus – and sets the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance context.

Also see The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men.



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-826-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women, The
$22.72 ex GST
$24.99 inc GST

Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women, The

Catherine Weate
 

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women collects over fifty speeches from some of the finest plays of the last twenty years.

Bringing together specially selected speeches by essential modern dramatists such as Linda Brogan, Laura Wade, David Foley, Deborah Gearing, Neil de Souza, Glyn Maxwell, Adriano Shaplin, Dennis Kelly, Neil Bartlett, David Pownall, Paul Jepson & Tony Parker, Torben Betts, Robert Shaw, Fermin Cabal, Tanika Gupta, and Meredith Oakes, The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women is a unique and useful resource for amateur, student, and professional actors alike, participating in acting classes, contests, auditions and rehearsals.

Edited by Catherine Weate, the book is helpfully arranged according to age suitability – Teens, Twenties, Thirties, Forty plus – and sets the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance context.

Also see The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men.



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-826-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Volume 2
$22.72 ex GST
$24.99 inc GST

Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Volume 2

Catherine Weate
 

Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s tool-kit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: in particular, preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a professional role.

Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the best modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries, some are controversial, some tell stories, many directly address the audience, but all are fantastic monologues & an essential toolkit for all actors.

The pieces have been organised into age-specific groups: ‘teens’, ‘twenties’, ‘thirties’ and ‘forties plus’.

 


Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-452-2 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Volume 2
$22.72 ex GST
$24.99 inc GST

Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Volume 2

Catherine Weate
 

Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s tool-kit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: in particular, preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a professional role.

Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the best modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries, some are controversial, some tell stories, many directly address the audience, but all are fantastic monologues & an essential toolkit for all actors.

The pieces have been organised into age-specific groups: ‘teens’, ‘twenties’, ‘thirties’ and ‘forties plus’.

 


Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-452-2 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB