from experience (often painful !) assure Miss Grace Conway that the intrusive " R," which she so rightly deplores, is never allowed to intrude within
the walls of 62 Gower Street! I stress "within the walls" because I am quite certain that the affected accents indicted by Miss Conway are born outside them. The highly qualified and often distinguished voice specialists who teach Elocution and Diction at the Academy do all (Continued at foot of next column)
in their power to eliminate anything in a student's speech which savours of the " lah-disdah." I myself, in fact, was constantly being corrected on the very point raised by your critic.
No, the R.A.D.A. accent is a myth. and I join with Sir Kenneth Barnes in most vigorous protest against the everlasting references to it in the Press. Furthermore, I think it sad that so few of the famous actors and actresses who trained at the Academy see fit to raise their voices against dangerous slander. JOHN Malasnaarr.