- Publisher: METHUEN DRAMA
- Format: CD-Audio
- Dimensions: 136mm x 188mm x 16mm | 100g
- Publication date: 1 August 2008
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0713685174
- ISBN 13: 9780713685176
- Sales rank: 469,722
"Penny Dyer is an inspiration to work with" Helen Mirren "An indispensible aid for actors" Bill Nighy "Penny takes away the fear of an accent for the actor" David Morrissey "Accurate, specific and enabling, these CDs are as fundamental as the use of voice itself" Michael Attenborough "Invaluable for the modern actor" Michael Sheen "Penny Dyer on a CD. What more could I want" Kelly Reilly An essential tool for actors needing to develop an accent at a moments notice. Top voice coach, Penny Dyer, voice coach to Helen Mirren on The Queen and who has worked with Nicole Kidman, Reece Witherspoon and Cate Blanchett and Gwyneth Strong (Cassandra, Only Fools and Horses) present an hour long voice coaching session on CD. The audio contains examples of the accent from a locally born and bred person; a short history of the accent/dialect; a voice coaching lesson between an actor and Penny Dyer who will explain the phonetics, rhythm etc with numerous examples to listen to and then try; a short extract from a play. A small booklet will include some phonetic notes, transcripts of the accent examples, the play example, the background on the accent and an Introduction. An invaluable resource for every actor's library.
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Penny Dyer is one of the most respected film and theatre voice coaches internationally and has worked with many famous actors such as Nicole Kidman and Reece Witherspoon. Gywneth Strong is an actress, known especially for her role as Cassandra in Only Fools and Horses and with a wide range of contemporary theatre and tv work to her CV.
'Dyer makes what could be an austere and actorly subject come to life. As well as explaining the more techniqual aspects of how to produce a particular accent, she looks at its history and explains her environmental theory of accent formation.' Guardian (January 2008) 'Providing masterclasses in various dialects' The Stage (October 2007)