Zabarjad Salam, dialect coach on Behind the Beautiful Forevers, speaks
4th January 2015
ASIAN VOICES: ZABARJAD SALAM
The dialect coach on Behind the Beautiful Forevers at the National Theatre talks to Suman Bhuchar about how she helped David Hare’s adaptation of Katherine Boo’s novel about life in a Mumbai slum achieve the right degree of vocal authenticity. Recorded at the National Theatre, 14 December 2014.
There is a level of comedy in accent and dialect work. I think it is in our nature as humans to joke and play with sounds and accents… and I think the Indian accent is a victim of that as well.