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Relishing Vowel Length

To Relish, the verb, means ” To take pleasure or delight in; to enjoy greatly,” and ” To give flavour or relish to; to make appetizing. Also fig.” or so the OED tells us.  So when I encourage an actor to relish

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The Emphasis Recipe

As the other posts in the Intelligibility Series have very clearly outlined, I strongly believe that intelligibility is a question of balance. Finding the right way to balance the language you speak will go a long way toward making your

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Making the Language Concrete—The Hand Touch Exercise

Approaching a piece of text, any piece of text, is a daunting task. The job of the actor interpreting a text is to get the words off the page, into your “system,” and out your mouth in such a way

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