Accents taster: mystery US accent
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
Expand your skillset as an actor or as someone with an interest in accents by exploring one American accent in this fun taster class, which will be delivered online.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The breakdown of some key sounds of our mystery individual accent, with text to practise.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Break down the accent into its component parts for self-study
Develop more proficiency in one American accent.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
All are welcome.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The class will be delivered online and is complete within itself.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You should provide a paper and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may be interested in a range of courses including Accents; Accents: North American Standard and Regional and Public Speaking. Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.
Deirdre is a supportive and dynamic acting, drama and accent tutor at Citylit. She trained in acting in NYC and at RADA , and studied Performance and Culture at Goldsmiths (MA). Her directing credits include new writing workshops of Shaken by Louise Page and staged readings of plays and musicals at RADA, a devised play The Disunderstood at CityLit; she has also directed large scale Music Hall Events for The Portico Gallery. As a writer, plays include Waking Beauty, The People Downstairs (Young Vic, Shortlisted for LWT Plays On Stage), The Lizzie Play directed by Rufus Norris (UK and international tours, Time Out & Playbill Critic's Choice) A Cautionary Tale for the National Theatre Studio, and Betty Has To Go Now, commissioned for the 2013 Solo Theatre Festival. Performance credits include Betty Has To Go Now, Adult Child/Dead Child, and What Happened to the Tyrant, Bessie in Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mount Morgan (West End world premiere), Joanna in Home Free (directed by Kathy Burke), Jeeves and Wooster (ITV) and Simon Gray's Unnatural Pursuits (BBC TV)
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.