“I want you to understand the words. I want you to taste the
words. I want you to love the words. Because the words are important. But
they’re only words. You leave them on the paper, and you take the thoughts and
put them into your mind, and then you as an actor recreate them, as if the
thoughts had suddenly occurred to you.”—Daws Butler
Now you can audit a real Daws Butler acting workshop!
This is a raw, unedited recording of Daws Butler protégé Joe
Bevilacqua (a.k.a. Joe Bev) and fellow Daws students cold reading Butler’s
scripts and being taught by their mentor. It was recorded by the then seventeen-year-old
Bevilacqua on Thursday, July 29, 1976, in Beverly Hills. The scripts heard in
this workshop are published in the books Uncle
Dunkle and Donnie and Scenes for
Actors and Voices, both published by BearManor Media.
Daws Butler is considered one of greatest voice actors of
the twentieth century. Known as the voice of Hanna-Barbera, he spent two
decades with the animation production company and originated the voices of many
well-known cartoon characters, including Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw,
Huckleberry Hound, and Cap’n Crunch.
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