ERIC Number: ED175072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Stage Voice Training in the London Schools.
Rubin, Lucille S.
This report is the result of a six-week study in which the voice training offerings at four schools of drama in London were examined using interviews of teachers and directors, observation of voice classes, and attendance at studio presentations and public performances. The report covers such topics as: textbooks and references being used; courses in theory; training given in alignment, posture, and body shape; the amount of time spent in classes on relaxation and limbering; how breathing is taught; when sound production is initiated; when and how resonance is taught; exploration of range, head voice, and falsetto; the use of the scream, cry, and laugh; the speech standards that are prevalent; use of the bone prop; when and how dialect work is done; the use of text work; the combining of voice and movement; how singing is taught; vocal routines expected outside the classroom; common problems the instructors encounter; how vocal progress is assessed; how the schools conduct auditions; administrative particulars of the schools studied; and what personal approaches to instruction the teachers used even though many had similar training backgrounds themselves. (TJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Univ. of New York Research Foundation, Albany.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Purchase. Coll. at Purchase.
Identifiers: England (London)