Voice and the Young Actor

Voice and the Young Actor

A Workbook and DVD

By Rena Cook

Methuen Publishing, Paperback, 9781408154601, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2012

Description

There are thousands of students enrolled in school drama classes in yet very often young actors cannot be heard, are culturally encouraged to trail off at the ends of sentences, and habitually use only the lowest pitches of the voice. Drama teachers, frequently ask, "How can I get my students to speak up, to be clear, to articulate?"

"Voice and the Young Actor" is written for the school actor, is inviting in format, language and illustration and offers clear and inspiring instructions. An 85-minute DVD features 28 filmed voice workshop exercises with the author and two students. These students log their reflections in the book on what they have learned throughout their training and there is space for the reader to do the same.
A workbook in format, "Voice and the Young Actor" provides simple, interactive vocal exercises and shows young performers how to take voice work into acting.