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A complete guide for all who want to make more effective use of their voice. "The goal of voice work," Linda Gates explains in Voice for Performance, "is to reveal the mind and soul of the character through the words of the playwright so the audience can both hear and understand." She addresses key elements of voice and speech - Respiration, Vibration, Resonation, and Articulation - in a straightforward style and grounds her approach in the elimination of the separation between the actor's voice and speech. She also addresses how this relates to the voice of the actor/singer. For the first time, this book is now available in paperback and includes eight hours of exercises with Gates on two companion audio CDs.