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2008-2009 University Catalogue 
2008-2009 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

THVC 311 - Voice and Speech for Actors V

Involves the study of the key dialects of North America, the British Isles, and Europe, as well as work in the area of voice characterization, using the International Phonetic Alphabet as a guide. Later work in voice and text would cover breathing support, vocal connection, energy, musicality, variety, and clarity. Some monologue and sonnet work would be drawn from material from such authors as Shaw and Shakespeare. The dialects chosen are those for which there is most demand in dramatic literature and in the commercial theater; consequently, some time is spent on “Standard British,” “Southern Irish,” and a range of “American Southern,” and “New York” accents. Approximately six to eight dialects are addressed in depth. Formerly TH 309

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: THVC 212 THST 202 THMD 262

Open to Acting majors only. May be taken twice for credit. Instructor permission required.

Credits: 2 cr, 3 hrs