This user-friendly book (approximately 25 pages and 30 minutes of recording on the accompanying CD) is the industry standard for the Cockney dialect. Instead of mere voice mimicry, you get a proven system of instruction. One in Paul Meier's acclaimed series, it's easy enough for the beginner, yet rigorous enough for the most experienced professional. Coaching many famous actors in films (Tobey Maguire, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Ruffalo, for example), Meier has also taught dialects at RADA, LAMDA, Webber-Douglas, Drama Studio, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and other conservatories. In addition to his easy-to-follow practice material, for each dialect Paul coaches you in two monologues (one male and one female) from a well-known play or film, and links you to the hundreds of online recordings of native dialect speakers on his International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA). Further enhancing the value of the book are his interactive IPA phonetics charts and information on his unique show-specific dialect CDs for hundreds of plays and musicals, custom CD recording, and phone-coaching services. "Accents and Dialects for Stage and Screen" (also available on Amazon) contains all 24 of Meier's individually available dialects and accents. The complete series, all available on Amazon, includes: Afrikaans (South Africa), American Deep South (Mississippi/Georgia/Alabama), American Southern (Kentucky/Tennessee), Australian, Cockney, Downeast New England, French, General American, German, Hampshire, Indian, Irish, Italian, Liverpool, New York, Northern Ireland, Russian, Scottish, South Boston, Spanish (Castilian & Colonial), Standard British English (Received Pronunciation), Welsh, Yiddish, and Yorkshire.
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