Information for Instructors

DETAILS FOR THOSE WANTING TO USE PAUL’S MATERIALS IN AN EDUCATIONAL COURSE

Assistant Professor of Theatre Lisa Bohn's class at Arkansas State University poses with their books.
Assistant Professor of Theatre Lisa Bohn’s students at Arkansas State University pose with their books. Seated, from left, are Tyler Gillespie, Brooke Thomas, Luis Chavez, Clint Stevens and Jaelyn Epps. Standing are Mike Reagan, Matthew Stewart, Betsy Hegger, Morgan Carvell and Josh Donner.

PAUL’S BOOKS

Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen is used in schools around the world as the leading textbook in stage dialect instruction for actors.

Because the new Deluxe Streaming Edition printed book is superior to our past products (three new dialects and sound files delivered as streaming audio rather than on CD) and is less expensive, this is now the recommended product.

To preview the book visually (as a PDF), click here. For audio previews of the various dialects, we suggest going to our All Products page and browsing the various dialects and accents you will find in the book. Or you could preview the audio on the iTunes ebook (Apple Book) version at this link. But keep in mind that the ebook does not yet contain the Birmingham and Estuary dialects (found only in the Deluxe Streaming Edition of the printed book).

The book is priced at $74.95 for individual copies, with a 15% academic discount available on orders of five or more copies placed via an institutional purchase order. If ordered directly by the instructor (or his or her student proxy) and pre-paid, the same discount is offered. A free instructor’s copy is included, whichever ordering method is selected. Your multiple-book order will arrive as a single shipment to your specified shipping address. (During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended shipment to campus bookstores.)

Because the iTunes ebook (Apple Book) is sold directly by Apple through iTunes, we are unable to offer academic discounts.

Voicing Shakespeare ebook is a very popular textbook for Shakespeare performance classes. Priced at $29.95, we offer the same discount of 15% on orders of five or more.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The interactive charts of the International Phonetic Association, graphics by Professor Eric Armstrong of the University of York in Toronto with Paul voicing the sounds, is a powerful additional resource. View the IPA demo page on Firefox or Explorer for free, or order this as a CD-ROM or as an iOS or Android app.

The International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA) is an indispensable companion resource to Paul’s accent and dialect publications.

 

LET PAUL BE YOUR GUEST INSTRUCTOR

Paul is happy to teach your students via Zoom. Email Paul for a quote on your exact needs. Tell him the topic you would like him to teach, the number of students, the number of sessions, the length of the sessions, and preferred dates and times (with your time zone).

He will address almost anything related to the spoken word. Possible topics:

  • The art of audiobook narration
  • Your first commercial voice-over demo reel
  • Dialects of the British Isles
  • Foreign-language accents
  • Performing Shakespeare
  • Introduction to the IPA
  • Diction for actors
  • Effective oral communication

Fees: Paul will quote each project individually, but you may anticipate between $25 and $50 per participant, per 60-minute session.