Publications you need!
The Right To Speak by Patsy Rodenberg
Patsy Rodenberg OBE, 26yrs as the Head of Voice at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and until recently Head of voice at the National Theatre. She has worked with Judi Dench, Ian Mckellan and Daniel Day Lewis. She is also under the banner of the Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
This ground breaking book changed my whole thinking on speech . It gives you the psychology behind speaking and with simple exercises , and the tools to change it.
Finding Your Voice by Barbara Houseman
Barbara has worked for Royal Shakespeare Company as Voice Director and at young vic.
This self help book for actors is brilliant for anyone wanting to develop their voice. Can be used a resource , I use the exercises myself in my own work and can be used by students or professional’s at any level.
The Voice Exercise Book by Jeannette Nelson
Trained as a singer and dancer at The Arts Educational School, then worked in theatre and cabaret . She took an English degree at Queen Marys University and trained as a voice teacher at Central school of Speech and Drama. Now head of voice at the National Theatre.
This easy to use book shares vocal exercises that Britain’s leading actors would use, to help keep their voices in shape. Jeannettes belief is that it is for all of us. Her aim is to find your authentic voice not a fake one.
Your Voice and How To Use it Successfully by Cicley Berry CBE
Voice guru of the world , expert in Shakespeare’s language and text . British theatre director and vocal coach. She was the vocal coach at The Royal Shakespeare Company from 1969 to 2014.
This book covers everything from, Why is speech important? What is good speech? What about accents? What is a good voice? How can I stop being nervous? How important is vocabulary. It’s a must on anyone’s bookshelf.
A great choice of books for you to read and digest. Whether you like Acting, Shakespeare or Voice Work. All highly recommended!
More Care For Your Voice by The Voice Care Network
A concise professional introduction to the use and care of the speaking voice. Recommended by the Health and Safety Commissions school and Education Advisory Committee. Available from www.voicecare.org.uk
National Theatre Connections Monologue Speeches for Young Actors – Anthony Banks
It can be really hard to find a good modern monologue which suits your age to perform at auditions. This collection of monologues gives you a lot of choice and variety from tried and tested plays for young people. I found it very useful.
Voice Catcher An anthology By Voice Care Network
It evolved from an informal meeting at a VCN Annual Study Day, members brought and shared their favourite pieces relating to the speaking voice. This was the result! It’s a diverse catch of voices harvested by a national network of voice professionals.