Dialect Monologues by Roger Karshner and Dr. David Allen Stern
Dialect Monologues is a perfect companion to all of Dr. David Alan Stern’s accent learning programs. The monologues are written by acclaimed playwright, Roger Karshner, and performed by Dr. Stern himself.
The book contains monologue transcripts, instructional notes, and a special essay on avoiding the dangers of monotone accent patterns.
Practice is a part of learning to make any new accent natural. These monologues, and the extra audio help provided by the CD so that you can hear the accent in use, will decrease your learning curve and move you to accent fluency, fast.
Add Dialect Monologues to your accent arsenal. If speaking with an accent that sounds real to native speakers is important to you, make sure you learn your new dialect from a proven professional.
Dr. Stern demonstrates 13 popular speech patterns: Texas, Irish, Standard British, French, New York City, Boston, Mountain Southern, Chicago, German, Yiddish, Spanish, Cockney, and Italian.
About Dr. Alan Stern: He has taught thousands of actors and broadcasters to put on foreign accents and regional dialects. He’s worked in Hollywood since 1980 as an accent and dialect coach for the motion picture and television industries. He has served on the faculties of both Wichita State and Penn State Universities while his directed learning system is used in over one thousand college theatre programs and by professional actors around the world! Among his students are Mike Farrell, Jack Klugman, Edward James Olmos, Bronson Pinchot, Lynn Redgrave, Forest Whitaker, and Michael York as well as Oscar Winners Geena Davis, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field and Julia Roberts.