A unique new approach to the understanding and training of the actor's voice. Structured as a series of practical workshops, the book leads you, session by session, through the foundations of release and relaxation, breath and voice support. Later sessions concentrate on developing your stamina and muscularity, deep resonance, and your ability to create and sustain extreme vocal states. The book will help you to develop a voice that is utterly integrated with your body, breath, mind and emotion - and, therefore, with any character or text you are working on. Accompanying the book is a 110 - minute DVD, showing many of the exercises and sessions in action, and featuring full-length workouts and warm-ups which you can join in with, to help you prepare your own voice. The result is a systematic and rigorous course to train and improve one of your most important instruments as an actor. It will prove essential reading (and viewing) for students, training actors, working professionals - and their teachers and coaches.
Sarah Case is a text and voice coach, and a former actor. She has been Head of Voice on the Acting Degree Course at Italia Conti Academy for 14 years, and also lectures in voice at the Central School of Speech and Drama and East 15 Drama School. She also works with Speak Easily, a private voice, speech and accent company.