End of ADS-L Digest - 28 Jul 1994 to 29 Jul 1994 ************************************************ There are 2 messages totalling 46 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Forrest Gump (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 30 Jul 1994 08:17:35 -0700 From: THOMAS L CLARK Subject: Re: Forrest Gump On Fri, 29 Jul 1994, Timothy C. Frazer wrote: I know there are dialect coaches out there; in > fact one gave a paper at ADS several years ago and has a book. Can't > remember is name but a have a clipping about him somewhere. But a lot of > these actors don't seem to have had much coaching. The dialect coach you are trying to remember is Allyn Partin. She has given at least two talks at ADS annual meetings. Her husband makes instructional tapes for various stage dialects: various American dialects and British dialects as well as accents for non-native speakers speaking English. Other dialect coaches inhabit this part of the Southwest. Nearly to a person they say that the dialect coach is to give a hint of dialect, not a drop-dead imitation. Directors are afraid that too accurate a portrayal will necessitate making subtitles for some dialects. Cheers, tlc