Freeing the Natural Voice

Imagery and Art in the Practice of Voice and Language
Author: Kristin Linklater
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781854599711
Category: Speech
Page: 381
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The classic voice-training book for actors, teachers of voice and speech and anyone interested in vocal expression – by a pre-eminent voice teacher, actor and director. Fully revised and expanded edition. Linklater's approach is to liberate the voice you have rather than apply vocal techniques from the outside. Her basic assumption is that everyone possesses a voice capable of expressing whatever emotion, mood or thought he/she experiences. This edition incorporates vocal exercises developed over three decades to help the voice connect viscerally with language – a key element in the actors' craft. 'a radical breakaway from the old formal methods... an invaluable new resource... essential' Educational Theatre Journal 'the best and only work of its kind for vocal training' Educational Theatre News

Freeing the natural voice

Author: Kristin Linklater
Publisher: Drama Pub
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 210
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Describes the mechanics of the voice and obstacles of spontaneous, effective vocal expression and details exercises for developing and strengthening the voice as a human and actor's instrument

Freeing Shakespeare's Voice

The Actor's Guide to Talking the Text
Author: Kristin Linklater
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559366389
Category: Drama
Page: 224
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A passionate exploration of the process of comprehending and speaking the words of William Shakespeare. Detailing exercises and analyzing characters' speech and rhythms, Linklater provides the tools to increase understanding and make Shakespeare's words one's own.

Voice And The Actor

Author: Cicely Berry
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0753546922
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 144
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Voice and the Actor is the first classic work by Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and world-famous voice teacher. Encapsulating her renowned method of teaching voice production, the exercises in this straightforward, no-nonsense guide will develop relaxation, breathing and muscular control - without which no actor or speaker can achieve their full potential. Illustrated with passages used in Cicely Berry's own teaching, Voice and the Actor is the essential first step towards speaking a text with truth and meaning. Inspiring and practical, her words will be a revelation for beginner and professional alike.

The Right to Speak

Working with the Voice
Author: Patsy Rodenburg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147257303X
Category: Drama
Page: 312
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This bestselling book by one of the world's foremost voice and acting coaches is a classic in its field. Practical, passionate and inspiring, it teaches how to use the voice fully and expressively, without fear and in any situation. Patsy Rodenburg has trained thousands of actors, singers, lawyers, politicians business people, teachers and students: her book distills that knowledge and experience so that everyone can enjoy the right to speak. This second edition contains new revisions and additional content taking into account the effect of social media on communication skills, the need for empathetic listening, how scientific discovery now illuminates why and how voice exercises work and cultural and global issues of ethics and storytelling.

Finding Your Voice

A Step-by-step Guide for Actors
Author: Barbara Houseman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780878301676
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 270
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Finding your voice can be used as a resource by actors at all levels, form students and young professionals to established and experienced actors. Drama teachers in schools and committed amateur actors who want to increase their vocal skills and understanding will also find it invaluable.

Breath in Action

The Art of Breath in Vocal and Holistic Practice
Author: Jane Boston,Rena Cook
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843109425
Category: Music
Page: 256
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Breath in Action looks at the significance of breath to human life - not just the simple fact that if we stop breathing, we die, but also the more subtle ways in which our breath interacts with our voice and our being. Combining theory with practice, many of the chapters also offer clearly laid out breathing exercises and techniques.

Actor Training the Laban Way

An Integrated Approach to Voice, Speech, and Movement
Author: Barbara Adrian
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1581157487
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 208
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* Individual, partner, and group exercises to make any actor more expressive * Crucial acting tips based on the work of distinguished theorist Rudolf Laban * 65 original illustrations of anatomy and warm-up exercises This in-depth, fully illustrated guide offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding physical and vocal movement that will enable readers to discover how to maximize their potential. Packed with practical exercises for individuals, partners, and group work, this book integrates voice, speech, and movement. Exercises for breath support, tone, range, articulation, dynamic alignment, balance, flexibility, strength, and stamina, as well as building relationships, Actor Training the Laban Way is essential reading for all serious actors, acting teachers, and students.

Singing and the Actor

Author: Gillyanne Kayes
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408116529
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 208
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Classical singing training is no longer relevant for the theatre performer today. So how does an actor train his singing voice? Now in its second edition, this practical handbook takes the reader through a step-by-step training programme relevant to the modern singing actor and dancer. A variety of contemporary voice qualities including belting and twang are explained, with exercises for each topic.

Speaking Shakespeare

Author: Patsy Rodenburg
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 125010288X
Category: Drama
Page: 368
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In Speaking Shakespeare, Patsy Rodenburg tackles one of the most difficult acting jobs: speaking Shakespeare's words both as they were meant to be spoken and in an understandable and dramatic way. Rodenburg calls this "a simple manual to start the journey into the heart of Shakespeare," and that is what she gives us. With the same insight she displayed in The Actor Speaks, Rodenburg tackles the playing of all Shakespeare's characters. She uses dramatic resonance, breathing, and placement to show how an actor can bring Hamlet, Rosalind, Puck and other characters to life. This is one book every working actor must have.

The Lucid Body

A Guide for the Physical Actor
Author: Fay Simpson
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 158115755X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
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Actors! Engage your mind and your body in order to develop your characters fully. The Lucid Body technique breaks up stagnant movement patterns and expands your emotional and physical range. Through energy analysis, this program shows how to use physical training to create characters from all walks of life—however cruel, desolate, or neurotic those characters may be. Rooted in the exploration of the seven chakra energy centers, The Lucid Body reveals how each body holds the possibility of every human condition. Learn how to analyze the character, hear the inner body, dissect the self into layers of consciousness, and more.

Voice and Articulation

Author: Kenneth C. Crannell
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0534514995
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 432
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Crannell's text offers students a chance to both learn and do. First, students read to discover how their vocal apparatus works and find ways to recognize a variety of speech patterns. Then, as they practice with the numerous and varied exercises provided in the text, they develop the skills needed for personal and professional success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Voice Book

For Actors, Public Speakers and Everyone Else who Wants to Make the Most of Their Voice
Author: Michael McCallion
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571150595
Category: Acting
Page: 242
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A text offering practical and simple help to actors, singers, public speakers and others who want to make the most of their voices, using them freely, powerfully and with pleasure.

The Divine Voice

Christian Proclamation and the Theology of Sound
Author: Stephen H. Webb
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610977572
Category: Religion
Page: 244
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Makes the bold claim that the rhetorical skills of public speaking are essential to all Christian witness.

Your Voice and How to Use it

Author: Cicely Berry
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0753546906
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 176
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Anxiety about how we speak prevents many of us from expressing ourselves well. In her classic handbook, Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and world-famous voice teacher, tackles the reasons for this anxiety and explains her practical exercises for relaxation and breathing, clarity of diction and vocal flexibility - everything that you need to achieve good speech.

The Viewpoints Book

A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition
Author: Anne Bogart,Tina Landau
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 155936677X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 240
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First major exploration of a ground-breaking new technique for actors and theatre artists.

The Second Circle: Using Positive Energy for Success in Every Situation

Author: Patsy Rodenburg
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393354881
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
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The key to unlocking your power—and the inspired life that comes with it—from the renowned voice and acting coach. You know that person: the one with that certain something. And you’ve probably dismissed that something as unattainable, simply innate. But it’s a myth that some are born with “it” and others aren’t. Everybody can have that presence—and the peaceful self-acceptance that powers it. Patsy Rodenburg reveals that the secret is learning to inhabit “the second circle”: the optimal state between the first circle of introversion and self-doubt and the third of aggression and narcissism. She provides exercises to help you break the habits that constrict your real power and to better cope with the negative behaviors and attitudes of those around you. With wisdom and patience, Rodenburg teaches you how to communicate effectively at home, work, school, and—most important—with yourself. The Second Circle will empower you to meet life’s most extraordinary trials with brio and to embrace the joys and challenges of every single day.

The City of Words

Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 0887847633
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 166
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The end of ethnic nationalism — building societies that promote civic nationalism with universally accepted value systems — seems eminently sensible. But something is going wrong. In these 2007 Massey Lectures, Alberto Manguel takes a fresh look at the problems that come with creating new societies. Race riots in France, political murder in The Netherlands, bombings in Britain — all appear to be symptoms of a multicultural experiment gone awry. Politicians and sociologists are puzzled; why is it so hard for people to live together given the grim alternatives? Is blood still more important than peaceful coexistence? InThe City of WordsManguel proposes a different approach: look at what writers have to say — maybe books and stories hold secret keys to the human heart, keys that social planners can’t find. With his trademark wit and erudition, Manguel suggests looking on the library shelf marked “fiction” for the book titledHow to Build a Better Society.

The Method Acting Exercises Handbook

Author: Lola Cohen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315471485
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 222
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The Method Acting Exercises Handbook is a concise and practical guide to the acting exercises originally devised by Lee Strasberg, one of the Method's foremost practitioners. The Method trains the imagination, concentration, senses and emotions to ‘re-create’ – not ‘imitate’ – logical, believable and truthful behavior on stage and in film. Building on nearly 30 years of teaching internationally and at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and Los Angeles, Lola Cohen details a series of specific exercises in order to provide clear instruction and guidance to this preeminent form of actor training. By integrating Strasberg's voice with her own tried and tested style of teaching, Cohen demonstrates what can be gained from the exercises, how they can inform and inspire your learning, and how they might be applied to your acting and directing practice. As a companion to The Lee Strasberg Notes (Routledge 2010), a transcription of Strasberg's own teaching, The Method Acting Exercises Handbook offers an unparalleled and updated guide to this world renowned technique.

Voice for Performance

Training the Actor's Voice
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781557833969
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 219
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Gates grounds her approach in four elements of vocal production: respiration, vibration, resonation and articulation.