Voice and the Actor

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Harrap, 1973 - Performing Arts - 141 pages

Voice and the Actor is the first classic work by Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespear 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.

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Speaking is part of a whole: an expression of inner life." Cicely Berry has based her work on the conviction that while all is present in nature our natural instincts have been crippled from birth by ... Read full review

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Cicely Berry O.B.E is Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and is renowned in her work as a voice and text coach, having spent many years as an instructor at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

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