Accents & Dialects

Each recording on MEDEA is an authentic voice. The legend of MEDEA is told in a series of test sentences that demonstrate a sequence of repeated vowels, consonants and key sound shifts. These simple sentences should help you identify what sounds need shifting, adapting or replacing. Each speaker then performs a short monologue from Liz Lochhead’s adaptation of the play by Euripides, so you can hear pitch, energy and rhythm. At the end of each recording there are a few minutes of free flow speech where the performers describe their dialect, note specific details and offer suggestions as to how you can embody the accent for yourself.

MEDEA is delighted to add the following link to an audio collection built by our partner Institution – WAAPA . Well worth visiting – especially for their Australian recordings and many thanks to them for sharing this resource with us.


Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts