Theatre and Drama | Speech for Stage
T525 | 4656 | Harding
Prerequisite: THTR T325 or consent of the instructor.
This course is a review and strengthening of voice work, and a
thorough investigation of vowels and consonants in the context of the
actor's goal of clarity in articulation. Sound and movement work is
included along side exercises to limber the lips and tongue. More
extensive work is done on text that is vocally demanding to increase
the actor's agility in handling language. In tutorial individual
speech and vocal problems are addressed. The emphasis is on the whole
actor and ways of approaching text in rehearsal dealing with the
issues of voice, speech, and movement in an integrated manner.
Required: Linklater, Kristin. Freeing Shakespeare's Voice.
Suggested: Berry, Cicely. The Actor and the Text.
Suggested: Rodenburg, Patsy. The Need for Words.
Assignment and Exams will be determined by the progress of the class;
there will be 5 text performances.