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Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 10.30 -13.00

Venue: Leicester Adult Education College

Practitioner: Gary Owston | Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Phonetics, RP and dialects

Location: Leicester Adult Education College 

Room: 8 

For any actor to be professional and proficient in all aspects of speech they need to study the science of speech: Phonetics. This is the study and practice of analyzing how we make sounds, notate them and use this to speak in any dialect. So we will firstly look at the IPA International Phonetic Alphabet then work on British RP and move on to dialects. This is a very practical course.

Gary studied at Rose Bruford College and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Gary is now retired after working at the Bristol Old Vic theatre School for 18 years. He has worked in all London drama schools and the USA.