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Dialect Monologues [With CD]

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Through contemporary monologues by Roger Karshner and instructional text by David Alan Stern, teaches actors how to speak thirteen different dialects.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 25th 2000 by Dramaline Publications (first published 2000)
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Oct 22, 2010 rated it did not like it
I like accents and I like dialects, I am not the best with monologues and I think these were fine monologues to learn regardless. However, I do not like the CD recordings.

As I was listening to the CD, I was cringing. The accent/dialect wanted to wander (but didn't quite) and they sounded "put on" rather than genuine as the author suggested potential dialect actors learn in the beginning of the booklet. I was pretty excited. I don't know why but I expected that the monologues would be read by peo
Mark Woodland
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is very useful. I teach foreign dialects to actors, and one of my key elements is to present them with written material and recorded versions for them to match up, and gain the skill of being able to create a dialect off of a page. I usually make my own recordings for such purposes, but I've lent this out a number of times, and people have found it an effective aid. Wish it had a wider range of different dialects, but perhaps they'll come out with another edition. This is the wave of the fu ...more
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