Voice Acting and Voice Arts Related Reading

Words of Wisdom from some great authors!

These books live in my recording environment and double up as a great acoustic diffuser!

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A Challenge for the Actor: Uta Hagen

A Practical Handbook for the Actor: M. Bruder, L.M. Cohl, M. Olnek, N. Pollack, R. Previto, S. Zigler

I thought plagurism was illegal? Talk about taking the p*ss, I resented paying for this as page after page contains the words, wisdom and advice of others but fails to give them the credit due. It's somehow well respected though I view it as a crock of other people's works you're better off reading first hand. A posh pamphlet of plagurism with the uncredited words of Sandy Meisner and others. 

Actions, The Actor's Thesarus: Marina Caldarone, Maggie Lloyd-Williams

An Actor Prepares: Constantin Stanislavski

An Actor Prepares (Bloomsbury Revelations)

An Actor's Handbook, Constantin Stanislavski

Building a Character: Constantin Stanislavski

Creating a Role: Constantin Stanislavski

Creating A Role (Bloomsbury Revelations)

Finding Your Voice: Barbara Houseman

Finding Your Voice: A step by step guide for actors(Nick Hern Books)

How to do Accents: Edda Sharpe, Jan Haydn-Rowles

How to do Standard English Accents: Edda Sharpe, Jan Haydn-Rowles

Respect for Acting: Uta Hagen

Respect for Acting

Sanford Meisner on Acting, Sanford Mesner and Dennis Longwell

Tackling Text [and Subtext]: Barbara Houseman

Tackling Text [and subtext]: A step-by-step guide for actors

The Actor and the Text: Cicely Berry

The Actor And The Text

The Actor Speaks: Patsy Rodenburg

The Actor's Art and Craft: William Esper, Damon DiMarco

The Actor's Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique

The Alchemy of Voice: Stewart Pearce

The Art of Acting: Stella Adler

Stella Adler: The Art of Acting (Applause Books)

The Art of Voice Acting: James R. Alburger

The Art of Voice Acting: The Craft and Business of Performing Voiceover

The Michael Chekhov Handbook for the Actor: Lenard Petit

The Need for Words: Patsy Rodenburg

The Power of Voice: Denise Woods

The Power of Voice: A Guide to Making Yourself Heard

The Right to Speak: Patsy Rodenburg

The Right to Speak: Working with the Voice (Performance Books)

The Voice Exercise Book: Jeannette Nelson

This is a Voice: Jeremy Fisher and Gillyanne Kayes

To the Actor, on the Technique of Acting: Michael Chekhov

To the Actor: On the Technique of Acting

Voice and The Actor: Cicely Berry

Voiceover Achiever: Brand your VO career. Change your life: Celia Siegel

Know thy authentic self; be thy authentic self, and whore thy soul on social media is my elevator pitch for this branding and personal style guide. I love it as it encourages we be our most authentic-selves, warts 'n' all, and I get it, but touting myself on social media isn't for me. I can't hang out with the crowds on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other platforms, it makes my brain hurt, plus opinions are like a*seholes, everyone has one, but they really should, in most cases, be kept private.

Voiceover Achiever: Brand your VO career. Change your life.

Voiceover Narration: Dian Perry

Voiceover Narration: Creating Performances from the Inside Out

Your Voice and How to Use It: Cicely Berry

Your Voice and How to Use it: The classic guide to speaking with confidence