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Cicely Berry (1926–2018)

Autor(a) de Voice and the Actor

9+ Works 458 Membros 7 Reviews

About the Author

Cicely Frances Berry was born in Berkhamsted, England on May 17, 1926. She attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London in the 1940s. After graduating, she was hired by the school as a voice instructor. She became the Royal Shakespeare Company's first voice director in 1969. While mostrar mais there, she also taught at Nós do Morro and in various British prisons. She directed productions of King Lear at theaters in Stratford-upon-Avon and London. She wrote several books including Voice and the Actor, The Actor and the Text, and Working Shakespeare. She died on October 15, 2018 at the age of 92. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Living with Shakespeare: Essays by Writers, Actors, and Directors (2013) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias, 4 resenhas


Conhecimento Comum



A guide to exploring the written and spoken styles of theatre and language and how to approach them as a performer. Includes warm-up exercises and rehearsal techniques.
DeborahJ2016 | outras 3 resenhas | Oct 26, 2016 |
Changed my career. Proper voice held me back far too long. This book helped me to get past my brick wall.
randybabbs | 1 outra resenha | Sep 30, 2016 |
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.… (mais)
Roger_Scoppie | outras 3 resenhas | Apr 3, 2013 |
Speaking is part of a whole: an expression of inner life." 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?. As her book points out with remarkable persuasiveness technique as such is a myth, for there is no such thing as a correct voice. There is no right way - there are only a million wrong ways, which are wrong because they deny what would otherwise be affirmed. Peter Brook.… (mais)
RKC-Drama | 1 outra resenha | Mar 24, 2011 |

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