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Freeing the Natural Voice - Kristin Linklater

Freeing the Natural Voice

Paperback Published: 28th November 2006
ISBN: 9781854599711
Number Of Pages: 392

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This book presents a lucid and multi-levelled account of the human voice in the context of performance - expressive theatrical performance and the performance of everyday communication. The logical progression of exercises is designed for professional actors, student actors, teachers of acting, teachers of voice and speech and anyone interested in vocal expression. The emphasis of the work is on the removal of the physical and psychological blocks that inhibit the human vocal instrument and its objective is a voice in direct contact with emotional impulse, shaped by the intellect but not restricted by it.

This revised and expanded edition emphasises the use of imagery and imagination in developing the art of the voice. It incorporates exercises developed over the past three decades that have stood the test of repetition, reliably producing results when practised conscientiously and with understanding. Once the voice is free it can connect viscerally with language, transforming interpretative. Once the voice is free it can connect viscerally with language, transforming interpretative skills. The final section of this edition provides an in-depth guide to text interpretation. Knowing how to connect language with breath and voice is a golden key to hang on the chain of the actors' craft.

ISBN: 9781854599711
ISBN-10: 1854599712
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 28th November 2006
Publisher: NICK HERN BOOKS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.6  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised