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Singing on stage : an actors' guide

Author: Jane Streeton; Philip Raymond
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014.
Series: Performance books
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[This book] .. gives an insight for the first time into the vocal techniques and practical approaches that have been developed over generations as an integral part of the training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art....[this book] is packed with exercises to develop the actor's skills and gives an overview of: elements of technique how to work on a song ; the process of singing theatrically ; how to choose the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Streeton; Philip Raymond
ISBN: 9781408145470 1408145472
OCLC Number: 861744789
Description: xii, 160 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: A short history of singing at RADA --
The actor's way in --
Bel Canto in perspective --
The role of the singing teacher --
The role of the student --
Making a plan--the contract --
Fundamental principles--posture and breathing --
Ways we work with actors--exercises --
The role of the coach and the accompanist --
The actor's solar system --
Acting through song --
Musical form and storytelling --
Listening and the voice as a musical instrument --
An approach to vocal and theatrical styles --
Some stylistic influences --
Thoughts on repertoire --
Unaccompanied singing --
Practising and taking the reins --
The next step--workshops, masterclasses, cabarets, small roles --
Preparation for auditions --
Rehearsals and performances --
Troubleshooting --
Miscellany.
Series Title: Performance books
Responsibility: Jane Streeton and Philip Raymond.

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The authors of this book explain the excellent singing techniques taught at RADA, which are vital for any actor or serious drama student. My singing training at RADA has seen me through musicals and Read more...

 
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