Voice Acting/Practice Copy

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Use these copy samples for practicing voice acting skills.

Henry V, Prologue, William Shakespeare[edit]

Oh, for a muse of fire that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention!

A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!

Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars, and at his heels,

Leashed in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire …

Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln[edit]

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. …

Announcer’s test[edit]

Attempt pronouncing this clearly in a single breath without rushing.

  • One hen
  • Two ducks
  • Three squawking geese
  • Four Limerick oysters
  • Five corpulent porpoises
  • Six pair of Don Alverzo's tweezers
  • Seven thousand Macedonians in full battle array
  • Eight brass monkeys from the ancient sacred crypts of Egypt
  • Nine apathetic, sympathetic, diabetic old men on roller skates, with a marked propensity towards procrastination and sloth
  • Ten lyrical, spherical, diabolical denizens of the deep who all stall around the corner of the quo of the quay of the quivery, all at the same time.

Enjoy this YouTube video of Jerry Lewis performing this announcer’s test.

Declaration of Independence[edit]

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. …

The Merchant of Venice[edit]

The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
The thronèd monarch better than his crown.
His scepter shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptered sway.
It is enthronèd in the hearts of kings; …

United States Constitution[edit]

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. …

First Amendment[edit]

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Second Amendment[edit]

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Lists[edit]

The top 20 fruits sold in the United States are: bananas, apples, grapes, strawberries, oranges, watermelon, lemons, blueberries, peaches, cantaloupe, avocados, pineapples, cherries, pears, limes, raspberries, blackberries, plums, nectarines, and grapefruit. The top 20 vegetables are: potatoes, tomatoes, onions, carrots, lettuce, broccoli, salad mix, bell peppers, celery, cucumbers, corn, garlic, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, spinach, cabbage, green beans, cauliflower, green onions, and asparagus.[1]

Medical Disclaimer[edit]

Do not take REXULTI[2] if you are allergic to brexpiprazole or any of the ingredients in REXULTI. Allergic reactions have included rash, facial swelling, hives and itching, and anaphylaxis, which may include difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.

REXULTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Stroke in elderly people (cerebrovascular problems) that can lead to death.
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS): Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have some or all of the following symptoms: high fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, changes in pulse, heart rate, and blood pressure. These may be symptoms of a rare and serious condition that can lead to death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms. …

Advertising Copy[edit]

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – on a sesame seed bun.

For much more see The Edge Studio collection of free voice over scripts for artists.[3]

References[edit]

  1. https://www.pma.com/content/articles/2017/05/top-20-fruits-and-vegetables-sold-in-the-us
  2. https://www.rexulti.com/us/mdd/about-depression/
  3. https://www.edgestudio.com/script-library/unregistered