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Sweeney Todd Accent Troubles!?
Recently, my drama group decided to put on a production on Sweeney Todd!. When I found out I was delighted! I love Sweeney Todd!. I've decided to audition as Mrs!. Lovett (my favourite) but I'm having some trouble getting the accent down!. I'm from Scotland but I have a pretty generic voice, if you will - I don't really have an accent!. Usually, I'm pretty good at putting on voices and stuff but this really has me stumped!.
Has anyone got any tips on how I can get the accent right!?Www@QuestionHome@Com
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The thing is that there isn't really a "right" and "wrong" accent for Mrs Lovett - it all depends on what the director wants!. In the film, Helena Bonham Carter played her with some Cockney in the accent, but if you watch the DVD of the original Broadway production (with Angela Lansbury as Lovett) or the DVD of the concert version (Patti LuPone) they tend to have more of an RP accent!. I wouldn't worry about it for the audition so much, or at least ask the director what he/she wants in the accent, and then look for books on accents - often you can get them with CDs attached, which help you learn an accent!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Keep listening to a voice like the characters and practice, practice, practice!Www@QuestionHome@Com
Watch the film repeatedly and talk like her throughout the day also maybe you could buy the soundtrack xWww@QuestionHome@Com