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I hate my voice

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations’ Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice and the Young Actor : A Workbook and Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...[Image removed for copyright reasons] Before we begin actual work on our voice, let’s get to know and understand our own voices a little better. When I ask students to describe their voices, often I hear this: “I hate my voice! When I...

Sample warm-ups

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations’ Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice and the Young Actor : A Workbook and Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...[Image removed for copyright reasons] Vocal warm-ups are crucial in the life of an actor. They are not just a part of training that can be learned once then set aside, as in, ”Done that, check.” Voice work should be done every day...

No, I don’t have marbles in my mouth

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations’ Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice and the Young Actor : A Workbook and Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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... Louis Colaianni , The Joy of Phonetics and Accents . New York : Drama Book Publishers, 1994. Rena Cook ,...

Why am I so tense?

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations’ Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice and the Young Actor : A Workbook and Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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... , and Rena Cook , eds, Breath in Action: The Art of Breath in Vocal and Holistic Practice . London : Jessica Kinsley Publishers, 2009....

But that’s how I always stand!

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations’ Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice and the Young Actor : A Workbook and Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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... practice? Chapter 5 references For more information on the topics discussed in this chapter refer to: Jane Boston , and Rena Cook , eds,...

What are vocal folds anyway?

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations’ Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice and the Young Actor : A Workbook and Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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... this class I never even thought about my larynx, let alone crafted one! Rena gave all of us scissors, a glue stick, some brads, and shapes to cut out. In just a few minutes I created a paper larynx. Who knew this mechanism was made up of three...

The highs and lows of voice

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations’ Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice and the Young Actor : A Workbook and Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...[Image removed for copyright reasons] Pitch – the highs and lows of the voice – is so important in the vocal development process that there is a whole chapter devoted to its understanding and integration. We may understand the concept...

Perfect voice! Now what?

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations’ Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice and the Young Actor : A Workbook and Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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... The Actor and the Text . Montclair : Applause Theatre Books, 2000. Jane Boston , and Rena Cook , eds, Breath...

My personal warm-up

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations’ Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice and the Young Actor : A Workbook and Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...[Image removed for copyright reasons] By now you have learned that the body and voice exercises you do are crucial, because they make your instrument ready to do the work. You are physically and vocally open, your muscles have been...

Expressivity: tennis balls and more

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations’ Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice and the Young Actor : A Workbook and Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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... : Applause Theatre Books, 2000. Jane Boston , and Rena Cook , eds, Breath in Action: The Art of Breath in Vocal and Holistic Practice ....