Scottish Accent Work

IMG_304745 high school students sit in a circle speaking in unison, “The dairty pairple kairtains.”  They are learning a Scottish Accent for the musical Brigadoon, so “the dirty purple curtians” becomes a garbled mess of glottal stops and rolled R’s.

It’s fun to listen to them learn a new way to form their words.  Jill from the Repertory Theatre in Milwaukee has come to help us today.  Baring worksheets and CD’s she came to teach a rowdy group of high school actors how to sing and speak in the Scottish dialect.

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Everyone is practicing and the spitting had started.  R’s become D’s for some people and by become bai.  It’s such a strange and wonderful thing to listen to people learning the Scottish accent… well and odd.

The long day allows us to have fun in the end.

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