The Right to Speak - Working with the Voice

The Right to Speak - Working with the Voice $31.99

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Patsy Rodenburg

Published by Methuen

This bestselling book by one of the world's foremost voice and acting coaches is a classic in its field

This Second Edition contains new revisions and additional content taking into account the effect of social media on communication skills, the need for empathetic listening and how scientific discovery now illuminates why and how voice exercises work

Practical, passionate and inspiring, it teaches how to use the voice fully and expressively, without fear and in any situation


Patsy Rodenburg is Head of Voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and formerly at the UK's National Theatre

She is recognised as one of the world's leading voice and acting coaches

She has worked regularly with most of the best-known theatre actors including Dame Judy Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Antony Sher, Harriet Walter, Nigel Hawthorne, Rosemary Harris, Daniel Day-Lewis, Simon Russell Beale and Ralph Fiennes

This book distills that knowledge and experience


"Patsy is one of the handful of people in the world who understand that the use of the voice by actors and public speakers engages the heart, the mind and the body. There is no teacher, in my experience, who brings all of these together with such wisdom and patience" ~ Sir Richard Eyre

"Patsy Rodenburg wants to free your voice so that you can express yourself fully and honestly in public. Her revelation in The Right to Speak is that sound, like sense, can respond to the heart of the our inner selves" ~ Sir Ian McKellen

"Patsy Rodenburg is one the best teachers I've known: she is a constant source of strength and inspiration" ~ Sir Anthony Sher

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