Speaking with Skill An Introduction to Knight-Thompson Speechwork

ISBN-10: 140815689X
ISBN-13: 9781408156896
Edition: 2012
Authors: Dudley Knight
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 8/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Dudley Knight is Professor Emeritus and Former Vice Chair of Drama and former Head of Acting at Claire Trevor School of the Arts University of California, Irvine.� He has over forty year's of teaching in Voice Production, Speech, Dialects, Acting, at the following institutions: Master Teacher at The Actors Center, New York; Yale School of Drama; American Conservatory Theatre; UCLA; American Academy of Dramatic Arts/West; Lee Strasberg Institute; University of Southern California; California State University--Northridge; Theatricum Botanicum, Los Angeles; University of Colorado--Boulder; University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee; South Coast Repertory; Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy; California Institute of the Arts and was for two years Voice Consultant for the ABC Radio Network. � He has been a member of National Board, Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), is Founder and List-owner of VASTAVOX, an international e-mail discussion list on voice and speech issues; Associate Editor: International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA); and has held senior positions at theatres and served on over 60 professional productions as voice/text/dialect director at such theatres as South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, among others. .

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Making Sounds
Silence
The space that shapes sound
From silence to sound
The muscles that shape sound: the tool kit
"Phthong" shaping
Obstruents: obstructing the flow
Finding language
Exploring the limits: Outlandish
Obstruents within language
The physical actions of obstruents in language
The empty obstruent chart
Making your own language
An interlude: a daily articulation warm-up
Phonetics
Writing it down
Writing the consonants
Sound to word
Writing the vowels
American vowel phonemes
New vowels for diphthongs
All the vowel phonemes
Combinations
Mid-central offglide diphthongs
Polysyllabic words
Connected speech
The skills of intelligibilty
Formal and informal speech
Consonant skills
Vowel skills
Putting it all together
Index

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