Finding Your Voice - A Step-by-Step Guide for Actors

Finding Your Voice - A Step-by-Step Guide for Actors $19.99

Barbara Houseman - foreword Kenneth Branagh

Published by Nick Hern Books

This "Complete Voice Training Manual For Actors" is written by an RSC voice coach and offers everything that an actor needs to work on their voice

It's 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 it of value

It includes sections on ...

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

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 has been learned


"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


Barbara Houseman has worked at the voice department at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court and the Young Vic

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