‘The essential voice book for students and professional actors alike Beginning with what every first-year acting student faces in class and ending with what. The Actor Speaks: Voice and the Performer Performance Books: : Patsy Rodenburg: Books. 19 Nov Book Review The Actor Speaks. By Patsy Rodenburg. Lucinda Holshue Lucinda Holshue is an Associate Professor at Florida State University.

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Marsha Hunter rated it it was amazing Feb 05, This was like a bible to me.

Allison rated it really liked it Sep 24, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Many years ago I worked in the theatre as a paatsy and I also taught voice classes.

The Actor Speaks: Voice and the Performer

Want to Read saving…. Rodenburg has been in more rehearsal rooms and trawled more stages than all but the busiest theater animal. Martin’s Griffin first published Jul 01, Z rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Refresh and try again. That I may find the courage and discipline to put these practices to use! You have to take this one with a grain of salt not just rodenbur Ms.

Patsy knows exactly what she is talking about and is one of the best in the business. Noelani rated it really liked it Qctor 04, With years behind her already as the eminent proponent of the use of Shakespeare in teaching for the present day not just for actors, but for public speakers, prison inmates, and the mentally ill; see her book Speaking Shakespeareshe’s also spent years as a voice coach, perhaps Britain’s most highly-regarded.


She touches on every aspect of performance work that involves the voice and sorts through the kinds of vexing problems every performer faces onstage: There’s often an inflexible screen between us human beings and the performances we’re shoehorned into every day, and we need to tear it out — establishing a space she calls ” tye Second Circle “: A sought-after voice and acting coach, Patsy Rodenburg has worked with some of the world’s leading actors.

Published August 17th by St. Maggie rated it it was amazing Oct 20, In her book The Actor Speaksshe illustrates how solving the frustrating physical challenges of line delivery — questions as pragmatic as “When do I breathe?

Sep 09, Anya Behn is currently reading it. Lists with This Book. Return to Book Page. Jul 12, Kristin Koski rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is a lot of work Patxy june 29, and I am re-reading this book and still intending to practice the exercises, as I prepare to record my book.

Chris Brown rated it really liked it Aug 14, May 18, judy-b. The actors on her formidable roster of have-taughts include Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Daniel Day-Lewis, many other Oscar-nominees and winners, as well as other shining figures of the silver screen and the stage.

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This is a great book so far Sandra rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Why you should listen “To be present or not to be present? Julia Spring rated it it was amazing Feb 20, Oct 07, Catriona Gill rated it it was amazing Shelves: Valuable warmups and techniques for improving the actor’s instrument. Rodenburg still thinks it’s okay to use the word “Oriental” when referring to a person’s ethnicity, but because following the workouts and discipline outlined in the book would require a monk’s free time and dedication.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In The Actor Speaks, Patsy Rodenburg takes actors and actresses, both professional and beginners, through a complete voice workshop. Why I do theater Posted Mar I would have such a beautiful and flexible voice if I ever bothered to actually do the exercises outlined in this book. We know long before someone speaks whether we will listen to him or her. To ask other readers questions about The Actor Speaksplease sign up.

Brooke rated it really liked it Jan 12, Th a teacher of acting, Rodenburg is known for her emphasis of the primacy of the human voice. Shante’ Zenith rated it it was amazing Feb 16, John rated it really liked it Jan 10, Jan 20, Kristina rated it it was amazing.

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