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Foreign dialects : a manual for actors, directors, and writers

Author: Lewis Herman; Marguerite Shalett Herman
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1997.
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Foreign Dialects contains an extensive repertoire of dialects which will assist the actor in the preparation for the most difficult foreign roles. Now in paperback, this classic text offers the director or producer a quick, convenient aid for correcting actors and evaluating applicants for authenticity and dialect ability. In addition, it will give writers a sourcebook to guide them in the writing of fiction as well  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Herman; Marguerite Shalett Herman
ISBN: 0878300201 9780878300204
OCLC Number: 35198584
Notes: "A Theatre Arts book."
Originally published: Manual of foreign dialects for radio, stage, and screen. Chicago : Ziff-Davis Pub., 1943.
Description: 376 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
Contents: Dialect characterization --
The Cockney dialect --
The British dialect --
Australian slang --
The Bermuda dialect --
The dialect of India --
The Irish dialect --
The Scottish dialect --
The German dialect --
The French dialect --
The Italian dialect --
The Spanish dialect --
The Mexican dialect --
The Filipino dialect --
The Portuguese dialect --
The Japanese dialect --
The Chinese dialect --
Pidgin English --
The Hawaiian dialect --
Beche le Mar --
Australian pidgin --
The Swedish dialect --
The Norwegian dialect --
The Russian dialect --
The Middle European dialects --
The Lithuanian dialect --
The Jugoslav dialect --
The Czech dialect --
The Finnish dialect --
The Hungarian dialect --
The Polish dialect --
The Greek dialect --
The Yiddish dialect.
Other Titles: Manual of foreign dialects for radio, stage, and screen
Responsibility: Lewis Herman and Marguerite Shalett Herman.
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Foreign Dialects contains an extensive repertoire of dialects which will assist the actor in the preparation for the most difficult foreign roles. Now in paperback, this classic text offers the director or producer a quick, convenient aid for correcting actors and evaluating applicants for authenticity and dialect ability. In addition, it will give writers a sourcebook to guide them in the writing of fiction as well as radio, movie and television scripts. Thirty of the principal foreign dialects of the various national groups are provided, with character studies, speech peculiarities, and examples of the dialects in easy-to-read phonetic monologues.--From publisher description.

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