Dialect or accent
We all recognise some dialects (or accents). But for radio, we need to develop systematic skills here.
Research for the UK
Begin with www.accentbank.co.uk - this is a small actors' voice-over site, in the UK, with downloadable clips demonstrating some regional accents. The British Museum site, at http://www.collectbritain.co.uk/. Then in the search option, type in dialect. This gives a collection of older clips from the Sound Archive. Search on the Internet for actors' down-loadable clips, offering voice-over.
See auditioning for using dialect in casting.
Dialect (and American plays) - training actors
This site is 'Radio Drama - directing, acting, technical, learning & teaching, researching, styles, genres'. See INDEX to navigate also. Complete curriculum of scripts, techniques (acting & directing & post-production & genre styles), advice, sound files - effects and atmoses (with no copyright and so free to use), detailed script commentaries, etc.
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