From Word To Play: A Textual Handbook for Actors and Directors

From Word To Play: A Textual Handbook for Actors and Directors

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Cicely Berry, voice director for the Royal Shakespeare Company, is one of the most influential voice coaches of our time. In her astonishing new book, she looks closely at the interchange between sound and rhythm in language, showing how it can change the nuance of the meaning and take the director, actor, and audience further into the world of the play.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 18mm | 354g
  • Oberon Books Ltd
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1840026014
  • 9781840026016
  • 230,993

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'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 many processes - by the conditioning, in fact, of a warped society. So an actor needs precise exercise and clear understanding to liberate his hidden possibilities and to learn the hard task of being true to "the instinct of the moment"' - Peter Brook -- Peter Brook
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About Cicely Berry

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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