2nd Edition

Dialects for the Stage

By Evangeline Machlin Copyright 2006
    160 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    170 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Dialect work is one of the actor's most challenging tasks. Need to know a Russian accent? Playing a German countess or a Midwestern farmhand? These and more accents – from Yiddish to French Canadian – are clearly explained in Evangeline Machlin's classic work.

    Now available in a book-and-downloadable resources format, Evangeline Machlin's Dialects for the Stage is based on a method of dialect acquisition she developed during her years working with students at Boston University's Division of Theatre. During her long career, Evangeline Machlin trained such actors as Steve McQueen, Lee Grant, Suzanne Pleshette, Joanne Woodward, and Faye Dunaway.

    Part One - The Actor, the CDs and the Manual, Part Two - Using the Dialect Texts and the Dialect Data, Part Three - Steps in the Play-It-and-Say-It Method of Learning Dialects, Part Four - North American Dialects, Part Five - Standard English: North American and British, Part Six - Dialects of Great Britain and Ireland, Part Seven - European Accents, Part Eight - Symbols and Sounds of the International Phonetic Alphabet


    Evangeline Machlin was formerly director of speech studies at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and Lecturer in Speech at Columbia University.