We can learn so much about vocal delivery from listening to the masters at work. Here is one fantastic example: James Earl Jones reading Edgar Allen Poe’s classic, “The Raven”.
By Olivia MacDonnell, ConfidentSpeak
Today, a little something to get you into the Halloween mood…
Have a listen to this wonderfully read version of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”.
It’s read by James Earl Jones.
Jones possessed a wonderfully distinctive and powerful voice, and his recitation of “The Raven” was a wonderful vocal delivery of a great piece of poetry.
So sit back, relax and listen (and prepared to be scared!)
by Edgar Allen Poe
“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore –
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door –
“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door –
Only this and nothing more.”
This is one of my favorite poems – what does that say about me???
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