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Why are women still often not properly listened to?

Why are they sometimes perceived to be less interesting than they are?

Why do women tend to rush when they speak?

Why do many women feel the pressure to sound like girls when they speak?

From one of the world's leading experts on voice work comes this book, which is a call to arms for women to reclaim their voices.

Arguing that power and voices are directly linked to breath, Rodenburg makes the case that Western society's oppression of women has diminished their natural ability to breathe. She examines all of these questions, and many more, to decipher what lies at the heart of female empowerment when it comes to the voice.

Combining elements of experience and practice from her prolific career, Rodenburg interrogates Shakespeare's texts and presentation of female characters; develops the notion of rhetoric in relation to the female voice; and applies concepts explored in her previous books, such as the three circles of presence.

Exploring the female voice through practical exercises and stories from the front line, as well as profoundly personal and formative experiences from her own life, Rodenburg defines the art of accessing the voice within and reclaiming the woman's right to speak

Film, TV & DramaActors & Acting techniquesActing techniquesFilm, TV & DramaTheatreTheatre: technical & background skills Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 09/02/2023 ISBN-13: 9781350276543  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Patsy Rodenburg OBE is a world expert on teaching voice, speech and presentation skills to individuals and companies across corporate and creative industries, as well as working with actors in theatre, film and television. Currently, she is Professor of Text and Poetry at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, UK, after serving as Head of Voice from 1981 until 2016. Over the past 40 years, she has been pioneering the only existing MA in Training Actors (Voice) and has sat on the board of directors for the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2020, she established The Patsy Rodenburg Academy, which provides a safe and creative space for teachers, leaders, actors and all others to explore storytelling, while developing leadership, theatre and voice skills. She has coached some of the world's leading business figures, including CEOs and board-level executives at leading global institutions such as the London Stock Exchange, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, The Royal British Legion, ASOS, Women Ahead, and Women in the Law UK, as well as Supreme Court judges and leading politicians.

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