Freeing the Natural Voice

Freeing the Natural Voice
Author: Kristin Linklater
Publsiher: Nick Hern Books
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Speech
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freeing the Natural Voice Book Excerpt:

The classic voice-training book for actors, teachers of voice and speech and anyone interested in vocal expression - by a pre-eminent voice teacher, actor and director. Fully revised and expanded edition. Linklater's approach is to liberate the voice you have rather than apply vocal techniques from the outside. Her basic assumption is that everyone possesses a voice capable of expressing whatever emotion, mood or thought he/she experiences. This edition incorporates vocal exercises developed over three decades to help the voice connect viscerally with language - a key element in the actors' craft. 'a radical breakaway from the old formal methods... an invaluable new resource... essential' Educational Theatre Journal 'the best and only work of its kind for vocal training' Educational Theatre News

Freeing the Natural Voice

Freeing the Natural Voice
Author: Kristin Linklater
Publsiher: New York : Drama Book Specialists
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freeing the Natural Voice Book Excerpt:

Describes the mechanics of the voice and obstacles of spontaneous, effective vocal expression and details exercises for developing and strengthening the voice as a human and actor's instrument

Freeing Shakespeare s Voice

Freeing Shakespeare s Voice
Author: Kristin Linklater
Publsiher: Nick Hern Books
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN: 9781848420830
Category: Acting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freeing Shakespeare s Voice Book Excerpt:

A practical approach to breaking through the barriers of restraint and incomprehension when faced with Shakespeare. Taking many of the techniques explored in her international bestseller Freeing The Natural Voice, in this companion volume Kristin Linklater shows how to apply them to the exploration and speaking of Shakespeare’s language. Beginning with exercises designed to break long-held habits and allow an emotional rather than intellectual relationship to Elizabethan language, she analyses Shakespeare's strategies for creating character, story and meaning through figures of speech, iambic pentameter, rhyme and the alternation of verse and prose. Using copious examples from the plays, Linklater offers her readers the tools to increase understanding and make Shakespeare's words their own.

Shakespeare and the Authority of Performance

Shakespeare and the Authority of Performance
Author: William B. Worthen,Worthen William B.
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1997-09-25
ISBN: 9780521558990
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare and the Authority of Performance Book Excerpt:

How the idea of Shakespearean authority is still invested in the activities of directing, acting, and scholarship.

Training Actors Voices

Training Actors  Voices
Author: Tara McAllister-Viel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN: 1351613901
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Training Actors Voices Book Excerpt:

Contemporary actor training in the US and UK has become increasingly multicultural and multilinguistic. Border-crossing, cross-cultural exchange in contemporary theatre practices, and the rise of the intercultural actor has meant that actor training today has been shaped by multiple modes of training and differing worldviews. How might mainstream Anglo-American voice training for actors address the needs of students who bring multiple worldviews into the training studio? When several vocal training traditions are learned simultaneously, how does this shift the way actors think, talk, and perform? How does this change the way actors understand what a voice is? What it can/should do? How it can/should do it? Using adaptations of a traditional Korean vocal art, p’ansori, with adaptations of the "natural" or "free" voice approach, Tara McAllister-Viel offers an alternative approach to training actors’ voices by (re)considering the materials of training: breath, sound, "presence," and text. This work contributes to ongoing discussions about the future of voice pedagogy in theatre, for those practitioners and scholars interested in performance studies, ethnomusicology, voice studies, and intercultural theories and practices.

Professional Voice Fourth Edition

Professional Voice  Fourth Edition
Author: Robert Thayer Sataloff
Publsiher: Plural Publishing
Total Pages: 2224
Release: 2017-06-30
ISBN: 1597567108
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Voice Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

The most comprehensive reference on voice care and science ever published! Substantially revised and updated since the previous edition published in 2005, Professional Voice: The Science and Art of Clinical Care, Fourth Edition provides the latest advances in the field of voice care and science. In three volumes, it covers basic science, clinical assessment, nonsurgical treatments, and surgical management. Twenty new chapters have been added. These include an in-depth chapter on pediatric voice disorders, chapters detailing how hormonal contraception, autoimmune disorders, and thyroid disorders affect the voice, as well as chapters on the evolution of technology in the voice care field, and advances in imaging of the voice production system. The appendices also have been updated. They include a summary of the phonetic alphabet in five languages, clinical history and examination forms, a special history form translated into 15 languages, sample reports from a clinical voice evaluation, voice therapy exercise lists, and others. The multidisciplinary glossary remains an invaluable resource. Key Features With contributions from a Who's Who of voice across multiple disciplines120 chapters covering all aspects of voice science and clinical careFeatures case examples plus practical appendices including multi-lingual forms and sample reports and exercise listsComprehensive indexMultidisciplinary glossary What's New Available in print or electronic format20 new chaptersExtensively revised and reorganized chaptersMany more color photographs, illustrations, and case examplesFully updated comprehensive glossaryMajor revisions with extensive new information and illustrations, especially on voice surgery, reflux, and structural abnormalities New Chapters 1. Formation of the Larynx: From Hox Genes to Critical Periods 2. High-Speed Digital Imaging 3. Evolution of Technology 4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Voice Production System 5. Pediatric Voice Disorders 6. The Vocal Effects of Thyroid Disorders and Their Treatment 7. The Effects of Hormonal Contraception on the Voice 8. Cough and the Unified Airway 9. Autoimmune Disorders 10. Respiratory Behaviors and Vocal Tract Issues in Wind Instrumentalists 11. Amateur and Professional Child Singers: Pedagogy and Related Issues 12. Safety of Laryngology Procedures Commonly Performed in the Office 13. The Professional Voice Practice 14. Medical-Legal Implications of Professional Voice Care 15. The Physician as Expert Witness 16. Laryngeal Neurophysiology 17. The Academic Practice of Medicine 18. Teamwork 19. Medical Evaluation Prior to Voice Lessons 20. Why Study Music? Intended Audiences Individuals While written primarily for physicians and surgeons, this comprehensive work is also designed to be used by (and written in language accessible to) speech-language pathologists, singing voice specialists, acting voice specialists, voice teachers, voice/singing performers, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and others involved in the care and maintenance of the human voice. Libraries It is a must-have reference for medical and academic libraries at institutions with otolaryngology, speech-language pathology, music, nursing and other programs related to the human voice.

Treatment of Voice Disorders Second Edition

Treatment of Voice Disorders  Second Edition
Author: Robert Thayer Sataloff
Publsiher: Plural Publishing
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2017-10-20
ISBN: 1944883746
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treatment of Voice Disorders Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Treatment of Voice Disorders, Second Edition presents the entire range of behavioral, medical, and surgical voice treatment options from the perspective of a variety of specialist practitioners with exceptional breadth and clarity. As suggested in the opening chapter, contemporary treatment of voice disorders draws on interdisciplinary expertise, and the book is true to that perspective. The team approach to voice treatment is realized through the contributions of laryngologists, speech-language pathologists, singing voice specialists, nurses, physiotherapists, acting voice trainers, and others. The reader will find discussion of various treatment procedures, including surgical, pharmacological, and behavioral. This text presents essential information that allows for the effective interaction of various specialties. For example, behavioral specialists can draw on the information that is given on surgery, trauma and injury, and medications. This book is at once a template for team-based treatment and a deep informational resource for treatment alternatives. Its scope and depth make it a book that the voice specialist will want to keep close at hand. New to this edition: New content on topics such as technology in the studio and pedagogy for children.Many topics have been expanded to highlight current practices, to include information published since the previous edition, and to present current management approaches.Chapters have been rewritten extensively to include the most current techniques and to reflect the latest beliefs and practices, as well as the most recent information from the evolving literature in this field.Chapter 16 on nutrition has been completely rewritten and includes important changes in criteria and strategy, reflecting developments in nutritional science over the past decade.New material on topics such as choral pedagogy for geriatric singers, laryngeal manipulation, and cosmetic procedures and their implications for voice professionals. Treatment of Voice Disorders, Second Edition is ideal for speech-language pathology students and clinicians and is suitable for classroom use as well as for reference. It is an essential volume for anyone concerned with voice disorders.

The Divine Voice

The Divine Voice
Author: Stephen H. Webb
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2012-01-20
ISBN: 1610977572
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divine Voice Book Excerpt:

Makes the bold claim that the rhetorical skills of public speaking are essential to all Christian witness.

A Different Voice a Different Song

A Different Voice  a Different Song
Author: Caroline Bithell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0199354545
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Different Voice a Different Song Book Excerpt:

Caroline Bithell explores the history and significance of the natural voice movement and its culture of open-access community choirs, weekend workshops, and summer camps. Founded on the premise that 'everyone can sing', the movement is distinguished from other choral movements by its emphasis on oral transmission and its eclectic repertoire of songs from across the globe.

The Readers Advisory Handbook

The Readers  Advisory Handbook
Author: Jessica E. Moyer,Kaite Mediatore Stover
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2010-03-22
ISBN: 0838910424
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Readers Advisory Handbook Book Excerpt:

Presents guidelines to creating readers' advisory lists for every level of reader in any genre, including such information as how to gain familiarity with one's collection, how to create and market booklists, and how to organize related programs.

Voice and New Writing 1997 2007

Voice and New Writing  1997 2007
Author: M. Inchley
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2015-03-14
ISBN: 1137432330
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voice and New Writing 1997 2007 Book Excerpt:

In New Labour's empathetic regime, how did diverse voices scrutinize its etiquettes of articulation and audibility? Using the voice as cultural evidence, Voice and New Writing explores what it means to 'have' a voice in mainstream theatre and for newly included voices to negotiate with the institutions that 'find' and 'represent' their identities.

Voice Studies

Voice Studies
Author: Konstantinos Thomaidis,Ben Macpherson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2015-05-22
ISBN: 1317611020
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voice Studies Book Excerpt:

Voice Studies brings together leading international scholars and practitioners, to re-examine what voice is, what voice does, and what we mean by "voice studies" in the process and experience of performance. This dynamic and interdisciplinary publication draws on a broad range of approaches, from composing and voice teaching through to psychoanalysis and philosophy, including: voice training from the Alexander Technique to practice-as-research; operatic and extended voices in early baroque and contemporary underwater singing; voices across cultures, from site-specific choral performance in Kentish mines and Australian sound art, to the laments of Kraho Indians, Korean pansori and Javanese wayang; voice, embodiment and gender in Robertson’s 1798 production of Phantasmagoria, Cathy Berberian radio show, and Romeo Castellucci’s theatre; perceiving voice as a composer, listener, or as eavesdropper; voice, technology and mobile apps. With contributions spanning six continents, the volume considers the processes of teaching or writing for voice, the performance of voice in theatre, live art, music, and on recordings, and the experience of voice in acoustic perception and research. It concludes with a multifaceted series of short provocations that simply revisit the core question of the whole volume: what is voice studies?

The Free Voice

The Free Voice
Author: Cornelius L. Reid
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190683902
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Free Voice Book Excerpt:

Great vocal teachers from the 16th century through the early 19th century discovered through trial and error how to properly develop the singing voice, and the term bel canto came to be applied to both the manner of singing and the vocal music of that period. But by 1858, according to Rossini, the term was already being misused and wrongly confused with fioriture. Well-schooled in the teaching of singing, Rossini more accurately describes bel canto as being composed of: the building of the instrument; technique, or the means of using the instrument; and style, of which the ingredients are taste and feeling. In this 50th anniversary edition of The Free Voice, renowned vocal pedagogue Cornelius L. Reid articulates the teaching principles of his own school of functional vocal training, grounded firmly in the old principles while remaining in line with a modern understanding of the physical value of the vocal instrument. The muscles that move the vocal folds and the vocal folds themselves are involuntary, and as such, the singing voice is not an instrument that can be manipulated directly. Reid's approach to singing is one of indirect control, stemming from an understanding of the vocal registers and how specific patterns of pitch, intensity, and vowel affect the vocal folds. Through the vocal exercises outlined in this book, and catered to each individual, a poorly coordinated musculature can be brought to efficiency. Only when the musculature of the vocal mechanism is well-balanced and coordinated can the voice be free, and the natural beauty and resonance of the individual voice come through without force.

Located Research

Located Research
Author: Angela Campbell,Michelle Duffy,Beth Edmondson
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2019-11-29
ISBN: 9813296941
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Located Research Book Excerpt:

This book examines the diversity of practice in regional research and its contribution to local, national and global issues. Three themes are advanced here: Place and change, Transition and resilience, and Challenges for the future. Contributors embrace frameworks of co-design and transdisciplinary practice to build communities of practice in response to lived experience in regional contexts. Their work highlights the strategic importance of a regional focus at a time when global connectivity and mobility is increasing and the complexity of ‘wicked’ problems demands more than one approach or solution. Such complex problems require nuanced, and at times ‘bespoke’ methodological approaches to better understand and support not just regional adaptation, resilience and transformation, but to manage all these things at a time when change is everywhere.

Voice into Acting

Voice into Acting
Author: Christina Gutekunst,John Gillett
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2014-01-16
ISBN: 140818544X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voice into Acting Book Excerpt:

How can actors bridge the gap between themselves and the text and action of a script, integrating fully their learned vocal skills? How do we make an imaginary world real, create the life of a role, and fully embody it vocally and physically so that voice and acting become one? Christina Gutekunst and John Gillett unite their depth of experience in voice training and acting to create an integrated and comprehensive approach informed by Stanislavski and his successors – the acting approach widely taught to actors in drama schools throughout the world. The authors create a step-by-step guide to explore how voice can: respond to our thoughts, senses, feelings, imagination and will fully express language in content and form communicate imaginary circumstances and human experience transform to adapt to different roles connect to a variety of audiences and spaces Featuring over fifty illustrations by German artist Dany Heck, Voice into Acting is an essential manual for the actor seeking full vocal identity in characterization, and for the voice teacher open to new techniques, or an alternative approach, to harmonize with the actor's process.

Shakespeare Theory and Performance

Shakespeare  Theory and Performance
Author: James C. Bulman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 113481917X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare Theory and Performance Book Excerpt:

Shakespeare, Theory and Performance is a groundbreaking collection of seminal essays which apply the abstract theory of Shakespearean criticism to the practicalities of performance. Bringing together the key names from both realms, the collection reflects a wide range of sources and influences, from traditional literary, performance and historical criticism to modern cultural theory. Together they raise questions about the place of performance criticism in modern and often competing debates of cultural materialism, new historicism, feminism and deconstruction. An exciting and fascinating volume, it will be important reading for students and scholars of literary and theatre studies alike.

Sacred Rhetoric

Sacred Rhetoric
Author: Justin Mandela Roberts
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2015-09-17
ISBN: 1498201849
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Rhetoric Book Excerpt:

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a celebrated and enigmatic figure in theology. Though he is known for advocating a concrete and worldly Christianity, Justin Mandela Roberts argues that his theology is in continuity with a participatory ontology, especially as seen in the ressourcement movement and Radical Orthodoxy. While critical of such "metaphysical speculation," Bonhoeffer displays similar inclinations that situate Truth, Goodness, and Beauty as transcendental aspects of divine being. His theology affirms the pervasive "rhetoric" of doxology, details the economy of reciprocal gift-giving, and celebrates the sacramentality of creation. Sacred Rhetoric contributes to the ongoing discussion of metaphysics, and also serves as a supplement to the debate between Karl Barth and Erich Przywara.

Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender Gender Diverse Client

Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender Gender Diverse Client
Author: Richard K. Adler,Sandy Hirsch,Jack Pickering
Publsiher: Plural Publishing
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2018-12-06
ISBN: 1944883312
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender Gender Diverse Client Book Excerpt:

Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender/Gender Diverse Client: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide, Third Edition remains a must-have resource for speech-language pathologists, voice clinicians and trainers who assist transgender/gender diverse clients in aligning their communication with their gender identity. Such goals for transfeminine, transmasculine and gender diverse people are far from insurmountable given appropriate training. This third edition builds on the work of the first two editions, and meets the clinical and training needs of an even larger and better-informed core of speech language pathologists and trainers. Enhancements to this edition include significantly expanded chapters on counseling, psychotherapy, theater, non-verbal communication, singing, vocal health, medical considerations, and the historical perspectives on evidence-based research as well as a call to action to meet the needs of trans youth. Chapters cover each aspect of a communication training program, including case studies, summaries, appendices and an extensive bibliography, as well as an outline of therapy protocols and ideas for transmasculine, transfeminine and gender diverse clients. New to this edition: A new co-editor, Jack Pickering, brings a fresh perspective from extensive experience in transgender voice and communication trainingA comprehensive chapter addressing research and the voice and communication needs of transmasculine individualsA chapter focusing on the needs of trans youth, future directions in this area, and the role of SLPs with this unique populationA practical chapter on psychotherapy and the relationship between the SLP and psychotherapist/social worker and how these professionals work in tandem to help in the entire transition processA chapter on counseling for the transgender/gender diverse client, with step by step practical information that can also be used for counseling with all populations seen by SLPsA practical chapter on theater giving the perspectives from two transgender actresses' personal experiences, a cisgender actress/voice clinician, and a cisgender voice/theater coach/teacherAn expanded medical chapter outlining foundational information on terminology, development, endocrinology and surgeries as well as the physician's role and best practice in the transition process for each clientUpdated and expanded chapters on the role of multidisciplinary considerations for the transmasculine, transfeminine and gender diverse client, and assessment of these clients, in all aspects of pitch and inflection, the art and science of resonance, non-verbal communication, and group therapy and discharge This seminal text guides clinicians and trainers who work with the transgender/gender diverse population, in designing and administering a mindful, focused, and appropriate treatment plan. Speech-language pathologists, voice coaches, ENT physicians, professors and anyone working in the areas of voice, singing, and the vocal performing arts, will find this text to be an essential resource. Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.

Act as a Feminist

Act as a Feminist
Author: Lisa Peck
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN: 1351130498
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Act as a Feminist Book Excerpt:

Act as a Feminist maps a female genealogy of UK actor training practices from 1970 to 2020 as an alternative to traditional male lineages. It re-orientates thinking about acting through its intersections with feminisms and positions it as a critical pedagogy, fit for purpose in the twenty-first century. The book draws attention to the pioneering contributions women have made to actor training, highlights the importance of recognising the political potential of acting, and problematises the inequities for a female majority inspired to work in an industry where they remain a minority. Part One opens up the epistemic scope, shaping a methodology to evaluate the critical potential of pedagogic practice. It argues that feminist approaches offer an alternative affirmative position for training, a via positiva and a way to re-make mimesis. In Part Two, the methodology is applied to the work of UK women practitioners through analysis of the pedagogic exchange in training grounds. Each chapter focuses on how the broad curriculum of acting intersects with gender as technique to produce a hidden curriculum, with case studies on Jane Boston and Nadine George (voice), Niamh Dowling and Vanessa Ewan (movement), Alison Hodge and Kristine Landon-Smith (acting), and Katie Mitchell and Emma Rice (directing). The book concludes with a feminist manifesto for change in acting. Written for students, actors, directors, teachers of acting, voice, and movement, and anyone with an interest in feminisms and critical pedagogies, Act as a Feminist offers new ways of thinking and approaches to practice.

Theatrical Speech Acts Performing Language

Theatrical Speech Acts  Performing Language
Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte,Torsten Jost,Saskya Iris Jain
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN: 1000027066
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatrical Speech Acts Performing Language Book Excerpt:

Theatrical Speech Acts: Performing Language explores the significance and impact of words in performance, probing how language functions in theatrical scenarios, what it can achieve under particular conditions, and what kinds of problems may arise as a result. Presenting case studies from around the globe—spanning Argentina, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Korea, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Thailand, the UK and the US—the authors explore key issues related to theatrical speech acts, such as (post)colonial language politics; histories, practices and theories of translation for/in performance; as well as practices and processes of embodiment. With scholars from different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds examining theatrical speech acts—their preconditions, their cultural and bodily dimensions as well as their manifold political effects—the book introduces readers to a crucial linguistic dimension of historical and contemporary processes of interweaving performance cultures. Ideal for drama, theater, performance, and translation scholars worldwide, Theatrical Speech Acts opens up a unique perspective on the transformative power of language in performance.