Voice: Onstage and Off: 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Voice: Onstage and Off

3rd Edition

By Robert Barton, Rocco dal Vera


382 pages

Companion Website
Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138918580
pub: 2017-05-05
SAVE ~$9.39
Hardback: 9781138918573
pub: 2017-03-22
SAVE ~$33.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315688411
pub: 2017-05-05
from $23.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering, and fine-tuning the voice for performance. Every aspect of vocal work is covered, from the initial speech impulse and the creation of sound, right through to refining the final product in different types of performance. This highly adaptable course of study empowers performers of all levels to combine and evolve their onstage and offstage voices.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Owning your voice

CHAPTER 2 Healing your voice

CHAPTER 3 Mastering your language

CHAPTER 4 Expanding your voice

CHAPTER 5 Refining your voice

CHAPTER 6 Expressing your text

CHAPTER 7 Releasing your other voices

CHAPTER 8 Selecting your system

CHAPTER 9 Planning your voice future

About the Authors

Robert Barton is professor emeritus of acting at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Style for Actors, Acting: Onstage and Off, Acting Reframes, co-authorof: Movement: Onstage and Off with Barbara Sellers-Young, Theatre in Your Life and Life Themes (bothwith Annie McGregor), and A Voice for the Theatre with Harry Hill. He has been honored as Outstanding Acting Coach by the American College Theatre Festival and writes a column, "Many Right Ways," for The Voice and Speech Review.

Rocco Dal Vera is a Head of the Division for Acting, Arts Administration, Dance, Musical Theatre, Opera and Theatre Design & Production at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, specializing in theatre voice and speech with particular interest in voice and emotion. He is co-author of Acting in Musical Theatre, 2nd ed. (with Joe Deer, Routledge, 2016), a columnist for Dramatics Magazine and Teaching Theatre, and founding editor of The Voice and Speech Review.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Acting & Auditioning
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General