If you want to speak the right type of Standard English Accent for your play or character, this is only book for you. Another detailed, practical and witty dialect handbook from Jan and Edda. Brilliant! --Jeannette Nelson, Head of Voice, National Theatre
About the Author
Edda Sharpe is currently Visiting Dialect Coach for the RSC and Voice Associate at The Shaw Festival Theatre, Canada. As well as work for the RSC, West End and regional theatres, her more unusual clients include Ant and Dec, The Gorillaz, and (together with Jan) Gordon Ramsay. Edda was Head of Voice at e15 Acting School, and principal dialect teacher on the MA Voice Studies course at Central School of Speech and Drama. She has also provided accent coaching and training for Lamda, e15, Guildford, Arts Educational and Mountview theatre schools, as well as the University of Minnesota and Florida State University. Edda is also an accredited NLP Master Practitioner delivering high level training in leadership and communication skills to the private and public sector. Jan Haydn Rowles was Head of Voice and Dialect at Shakespeare's Globe (2007-2010). She has also worked on numerous productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court, the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida, Shared Experience, Manchester Royal Exchange, Birmingham Rep, the Salisbury Playhouse, Crucible Theatre Sheffield and in the West End. Jan's skills have also been employed on American and British films, radio and TV dramas, documentaries, and comedy series. She has provided accent coaching and teaching for Lamda, e15, Rose Bruford, Central School of Speech and Drama, Syracuse University and Florida State University. She also works as a voiceover artist.