Modern RP 101—The Basics

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Modern RP 101—The Basics


How’s your Modern RP accent?

Modern RP is one of the most called for accents in film and probably the single most called for accent in theater.

What is it? The RP stands for Received Pronunciation. Traditional RP is the accent you hear from older classically trained English actors, like Ben Kingsley, Helen Mirren, or Jeremy Irons. Modern RP is what you’ll hear from many educated British English speakers today (especially those under the age of forty-five or so).

Traditional RP is still a useful accent to be sure—often what’s called for in period films or plays by writers like Wilde, Shaw, and Stoppard. But if you're an actor under forty-five and you’re playing an English character in the 21st century, Modern RP is what you need.

This 3 hour webinar is priced at $99, but I want everyone who needs it to be able to attend this class, so I'm offering 50% off—$49 instead of $99—for early purchasers. If you know you're going to want to attend or get the webinar recording and resources, buy now, before the discount ends! Use the code LICENCETOTHRILL at checkout.

The webinar will take place on Saturday, June 10th from 12pm to 2:30pm EST. In it, you will learn specific tools for mastering some the basics of Modern RP accents, as well as clear and practical guidance for how to move forward and continue to practice on your own.

The webinar will be recorded and available after-the-fact as well, so you can take advantage of the early bird discount even if you're not able to attend live.

The webinar will designed to as to be useful to non-live participants as well as live ones. (After-the-fact purchases will include the full set of resources provided to live participants.)


The specifics

In this workshop, we’ll explore:

·      The “oral posture” of Modern RP

·      A few of the most essential sounds

·      The rhythm and melody of Modern RP

·      how to find the perfect model for your personal Modern RP—where to look, what to listen for, and more.

·      how to keep practicing on your own (Practice makes perfect, after all!).