Edda Sharpe,Jan Haydn Rowles

How to Do Standard English Accents

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The essential handbook for every actor

In every drama school, in every English-speaking country, students from all over the world have to learn a Standard English Accent, and voice and drama tutors have to teach it. But what exactly is it? How many varieties are there? And which one should they use when? Following on from How To Do Accents, this book provides a long awaited, up-to-date answer to these important questions and offers a complete course in how to do A Neutral Standard English Accent & Upper and Upper-Middle Class Varieties

Part One: contains all the tools you need to learn a current Neutral Standard English Accent; neutral in terms of class, race, age, gender, occupation and social background

Part Two: introduces you to the following most useful Upper and Upper-Middle Class varieties of Standard English Accent

This enhanced edition, optimised for the iPad and other tablets, includes embedded audio of detailed exercises and sample sentences – giving you the sounds you need to get your accent skills going!
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    Chinh Nguyenhas quoted5 years ago
    eing good at any accent is about so much more than ‘having a good ear’. It is about using all your available senses to learn new skills, just as you did as a small child. For this reason we encourage you throughout the book to see, feel and hear the new accent.
    Through the book you will see these 4 icons:

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