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    The University of the Arts
  Jan 21, 2018
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

THVC 311 - Voice and Speech for Actors V

2 credits
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.

Prerequisites THVC*212, THST*202, and THMD*262

Open to Acting majors only.