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					                 Shakespeare
Voice to suit role

Accent to show status

Clear use of projection,
 clarity, emphasis to
convey meaning and
 appeal to tiers of
audience
              Voice to suit role
 Actors in the Elizabethan
  era had to change their
  voice to suit the character.
 This included a boy
  changing to female, no
  accent to accent and slang
  voice to clear voice to
  show class/status.
 Boys whose voices had not
  broken and beards had not
  grown, were cast as female
  roles.
 The strongest actor
  (William Kempe) played
  the main character in most
  of Shakespeare’s plays.
            Voice to suit role
 Important so audience
  knew their status or
  gender by use of voice.
 Helped make the
  character more realistic
  with a voice that suited
  the character.
 Audience responded
  to energy so no
  change in voice would
  have made it boring.
         Accent to show status
 This voice technique
  worked closely with
  costume to help show a
  character’s status.
 Clear, precise language
  used by upper class
 Harsh accent and careless
  use of language showed
  lower class.
 Words more delicate and
  formal by high status
 Words more rough and
  informal by low status
  Clear use of projection, clarity, emphasis to
convey meaning and appeal to tiers of audience
  Voice was loud and
   projected so everyone
   could hear
  Pronounciation and clarity
   of words important so
   audience could hear what
   was being said.
  Words spoken with
   meaning and emotion
   could identify to audience
   a characters
   emotions/feeling at that
   point in the play.
  Clear use of projection, clarity, emphasis to
convey meaning and appeal to tiers of audience
 When words spoken clearly
  and projected audience could
  follow the storyline.
 Audience could hear
  important words in
  monologues when
  emphasised with meaning
 The play can appeal to
  audience when spoken with
  meaning, clarity and
  projection.
 Therefore adding realism and
  including the audience as the
  audience can believe the
  character.
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