The Right to Speak: Working with the Voice

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by Patsy Rodenburg


Practical, passionate and inspiring, this book teaches how to use the voice fully and expressively, without fear and in any situation. Patsy Rodenburg is one of the world's foremost voice and acting coaches, having trained thousands of actors, singers, lawyers, politicians, business people, teachers and students: her book distils that knowledge and experience so that everyone can enjoy the right to speak. Part one is a discursive account of our right to speak which examines impediments to clear, natural, confident speech and establishing habits that will help overcome these, while part two is a practical 'workbook' containing exercises and practical tips, providing a step-by-step approach to using the voice effectively. Covering speech and phonetics, dialects and accents, vocalising heightened emotions, singing, auditions, recording and caring for the health of your voice, these approachable and informative exercises aren't just designed to benefit actors and singers, but a wide range of readers who wish to improve the use of their voice to help them at work or when communicating in formal and informal situations. This Bloomsbury Revelations edition also considers 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.


"It shouldn't surprise us that politicians, clerics, rock singers as well as actors queue up to train their voices under the supervision of Patsy Rodenburg. This book will explain her popularity among her pupils." - Sir Ian McKellen

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