“Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen” eBook, richly enhanced with Paul Meier’s own recorded instruction and beautifully illustrated, collects all 25 of his acclaimed accent-instruction series into this single publication in their entirety. It is the long-awaited eBook version of his celebrated hard-copy book, used by actors worldwide since 2001, and this eBook gives you exactly the same content as the hard-copy publication, plus Jamaican, which at the time of the launch of the first edition of this eBook was not included in the hard-copy edition. (The more than 12 hours of recorded instruction contained on the book’s CDs are included in this eBook as conveniently embedded sound files, which are easily playable on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.)
The 25 stage accents/dialects Meier presents here are: Afrikaans (South Africa), American Southern, Australian, Cockney, (American) Deep South, Downeast New England, French, General American, German, Hampshire, Indian, Irish, Italian, Jamaican, Liverpool, New York, Northern Ireland, Russian, Scottish, South Boston, Spanish (Castilian and Colonial), Standard British English (Received Pronunciation), Welsh, Yiddish, and Yorkshire.
Meier is one of the world’s most respected authorities on stage dialects, and is a successful dialect coach for theatre, film and voice-over. His accent and dialect instruction work is hugely popular with actors worldwide; he has coached film stars such as Tobey Maguire, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Wilkinson, Jim Caviezel, Simon Baker, Louise Fletcher, Bill Irwin, and many others. Professor Meier has trained actors at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), the North Carolina School of the Arts, and other prestigious conservatories both in his native London, and the United States, where he makes his home.
Meier is a leading “accent reduction” specialist too, consulting with Rosetta Stone and Global English, and coaching Fortune 500 company executives in both American English and British English.
He founded and directs the International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA), the leading online source for accent recordings of real-life speakers.
Meier’s system coaches the “signature sounds” of the accent/dialect and gives you fun word drills, sentences, and great audition monologues from plays and films. He even gives you access to recordings of native speakers and allows you to follow up with a Skype session or earn a Paul Meier Certificate of Proficiency.
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