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Finding Your Voice: A Step-By-Step Guide for Actors

Finding Your Voice: A Step-By-Step Guide for Actors
Your Price: $40.75 CDN
Author: Barbara Houseman
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 270
Pub. Date: 2007
ISBN-10: 1854596594
ISBN-13: 9781854596598

About the Book:

Finding Your Voice is a complete Voice Training Manual for Actors.

A simple, step-by-step manual, written by RSC voice coach Barbara Houseman, which offers everything that an actor needs to work on their voice. Suitable for actors at all levels, from 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 Finding Your Voice invaluable.

Finding Your Voice includes sections on:
* Preparation
* Body Work
* Breathing and Support
* Breathing Into Sound: Supporting the Voice
* Releasing the Sound
* Filling out the Sound: Resonance
* Extending the Sound: Range
* Shaping the Sound: Articulation
* Trouble-Shooting.

Each chapter begins with a brief introduction, then clearly and succinctly sets out a sequence of relevant exercises - accompanied by simple diagrams - ending with a summary of what we have learned.

What people say:

"Brilliantly guides the actor using exercises and tools that can revolutionise the voice. It's a boon! — Joseph Fiennes

"Barbara's work is simple and practical, encouraging each actor to be free and fluid with their own voice…. Very inspiring." — Emily Watson

"Barbara has a great understanding of the way that actors' anxieties can affect their voice. Her tone is calm, reassuring and good humoured." — Niamh Cusack

About the Author:

Barbara Houseman has worked at the voice department at the RSC, at the Royal Court and at the Young Vic (where she was Associate Director alongside Tim Supple). She has worked one-to-one with many well-known actors and alongside a great number of well-known directors, as well as directing professionally in her own right.

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