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





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