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Accents & Dialects

Accents & Dialects for Stage & ScreenAccents & Dialects for Stage & Screen
Paul Meier
Using a system which has helped train two generations of actors at some of the most prestigious schools in North America and the UK, Paul Meier has become a leader in the field of stage dialects. This new package, destined to become an indispensible resource for actors everywhere, provides thorough training in 24 commonly used stage dialects: Afrikaans, American Southern, Australian, Cockney, Deep South, Downeast New England, French, General American, German, Hampshire, Indian, Irish, Italian, Liverpool, New York, Northern Ireland, Russian, Scottish, South Boston, Spanish, Standard British, Welsh, Yiddish and Yorkshire. Complete with lessons, monologues, 12 audio CDs, and interactive online resources, Accents & Dialects for Stage & Screen sets a new standard for accent training in the 21st century. Audio CDs. $116.95.

AccentsThe Dialect Resource
Gillian Lane-Plescia
A teacher of Voice, Speech and Dialects since 1974, Ms. Lane-Plescia, who was trained in Britain, has been producing dialect materials for actors since 1989.
Each Dialect CD features a 25 page booklet and a 60 minute Dialect Instructional CD with examples given by both men and women speaking in their authentic accents.

Each CD includes a wide variety of accent variations, i.e. American South Volume 1 includes nineteen speakers from fourteen different locations across the South.

Individual CD & booklet $27.95.

  • Accents for Black Actors: Trinidad/Tobago; Montserrat; Haiti; Australian Aboriginal; Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky
  • American South Volume 1: Arkansas; New Orleans; Northern Louisiana; Georgia; S. Carolina; N. Carolina incl. Smoky Mtns; Virginia
  • American South Volume 2: Alabama; Georgia (Rome/Atlanta); Kentucky; Kentucky/Tennessee; Mississippi Delta; Greenville Miss.; Starkville, Miss.; Tennessee
  • Cockney
  • French
  • German & Dutch
  • Irish Volume 1: Dublin & Belfast
  • Irish Volume 2: Donegal; Sligo; Mayo; Kerry; Cork; Galway; Dublin
  • Italian
  • New York City
  • Russian & Slavic: Russia; Ukraine; Poland; Czech
  • Scots
  • South African
  • Spanish
  • Standard British
  • Welsh

Acting With An Accent

Acting with an AccentDavid Allen Stern
An American Speech Pathologist and Dialect Coach, Stern presents clear and thorough instruction in a CD with 20 page booklet package to learn 26 different dialects. Each is available on individual CD.

Each one hour CD includes 6 to 10 lessons on pitch characteristics, stress patterns and musculature work for the dialect and demonstrations of vowel sounds and speech lilts in Stern’s own voice. The last lesson consists of a monologue with indications of stresses and pronounciations to be practised in the dialect with David Allen Stern as coach.

Individual CD & booklet $27.95.

Available now:

  • American Accents for Canadian Actors
  • American Southern
  • Arabic
  • Australian
  • Boston
  • British North Country
  • Chicago
  • Cockney
  • Down East New England
  • Farsi / Persian
  • French
  • German
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Mid-west Farm & Ranch
  • New York City
  • Norwegian & Swedish
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Scottish
  • Spanish
  • Standard British
  • Texas
  • Upper class Massachusetts
  • West Indian / Black African
  • Yiddish

How To Do AccentsHow To Do Accents
Edda Sharo & Jay Haydn Rowles
This book and accompanying CD provide the tools, insight and confidence to help you
“do” an accent. Not actually a manual to learn specific accents, it provides a firm framework and practical guidance to understand the structure of learning a new accent. The CD contains exercises and samples from native speakers in the USA; Ireland; Scotland; Wales and England. Softcover with CD. $47.99.

Accents: A Manual for ActorsAccents: A Manual for Actors

Second Revised Edition
Robert Blumenfeld
This excellent introduction to over 100 accents from around the globe allows the actor to develop a repertoire of dialects. The text is comprehensive and easily followed along with two CDs on which the author gives examples and exercises. Softcover including 2 CDs. $32.95.

Canajun Eh?
David Ferry
A CD without booklet presenting almost 40 examples of regional dialects from across Canada given by native speakers in conversation.

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