The Actor Speaks

Voice and the Performer

Patsy Rodenburg, Foreword by Dame Judi Dench

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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In The Actor Speaks, Patsy Rodenburg takes actors and actresses, both professional and beginners, through a complete voice workshop. She touches on every aspect of performance work that involves the voice and sorts through the kinds of vexing problems every performer faces onstage: breath and relaxation; vocal range and power; communication with other actors; singing and acting simultaneously; working on different sized stages and in both large and small auditoriums; approaching the vocal demands of different kinds of scripts. This is the final word on the actor's voice and it's destined to become the classic work on the subject for some time to come.

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Praise for The Actor Speaks

“Patsy Rodenburg is the most respected voice coach in Britain. . . a dynamo of thoughts, suggestions and exercises. . . Ms. Rodenburg's work is never theoretical, always practical. . .” —--Mel Gussow, The New York Times

“Patsy Rodenburg wants to free your voice so that you can express yourself fully and honestly.” —--Sir Ian McKellen

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Patsy Rodenburg, Foreword by Dame Judi Dench

Patsy Rodenburg is Director of Voice at London's Royal National Theater and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As a leading voice and acting coach, she works regularly with actors including Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Nicole Kidman, and Ralph Fiennes.

Dame Judi Dench, one of the foremost actors of our day, has won the Oscar, the Tony and the Olivier award.

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The Actor Speaks
Voice and the Performer
Patsy Rodenburg, Foreword by Dame Judi Dench

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
August 2002
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312295141
ISBN10: 0312295146
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 416 pages
$28.00
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