Synopsis

Accents and Dialects for Stage and Screen

Accents and Dialects for Stage and Screen $99.99

Paul Meier

Published by Paul Meier Dialect Services

This 370 page book provides instruction in 24 accents/dialects and comes complete with 12 CDs - all bound and stored in a single volume for easy use and storage

The 24 accents/dialects offered are -

Afrikaans (South African)


American Deep South


American Southern


Australian


Cockney


Downeast New England


French


General American


German


Hampshire


Indian


Irish


Italian


Liverpool


New York


Northern Ireland


Russian


Scottish


South Boston


Spanish (Castilian & Colonial "Spanishes")


Standard British English (Received Pronunciation)


Welsh


Yiddish


Yorkshire

All practice sentences and monologues are in IPA notation, as well as in Paul Meier's successful "number-keying" system

Paul Meier has been teaching British and American dialects, and foreign language accents (French, German, Russian etc.) for over 20 years in the USA and his native England, coaching some of the biggest names in movies

His books, booklets and CDs have been developed over this 20-year period and, simply put, they work!

No prior skills are needed, yet the materials are rigorous enough to challenge the experienced dialect student

And they're fun to work with !

Paul Meier has taught at some of the most famous theatre schools such as The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), Webber Douglas, North Carolina School of the Arts

He currently works at the University of Kansas, where he is Full Professor and Head of Voice in the Theatre and Film Department

These Dialect CDs can also be purchased separately by clicking here

For a simplified version - Accents and Dialects for the Younger Actor - click here

Time-pressed mature students may also find this edition a less demanding introduction to stage dialects

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