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The voice – its use, production and health – is arguably the most vital aspect of the actor’s instrument. That the word ‘audience’ is used so commonly indicates the aural and oral signifiers involved.


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These sessions were initially organised by Laboratory Theatre members for fellow actors who were interested in the practice of overcoming difficulties with breathing, the voice, and lethargy.
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Among the Living: Memories of Lisa Mayo
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Lisa Mayo of the Kuna and Rappahannock Nations was a founding member of the Native American women’s feminist theatre group, Spiderwoman Theater. She was a singer, actor, and playwright who wrote and performed with Spiderwoman Theater for 35 years.
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Thelma Holt talks about her early career as an actress in the immediate post-war period, changes in the 1950s and 1960s effected by the Royal Court, and her role in developing the fringe theatre scene.
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Directions for Directing—Theatre and Method - Building Character
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This workshop took place at East Hampton, NY, in October 2016, part of an attempt to address different ways of looking at the character of Blanche du Bois. 
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A documentation of a five-day workshop, with Zygmunt Molik leading a group of participants at the historical site of the Brzezinka farm, where most of Grotowski’s paratheatrical work took place.
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This film, shot in the early part of the 1990s by leading Polish film-maker Jacek Petrycki, shows Gardzienice on the road in the Carpathian mountains in the Ukraine, rehearsing and training.
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Shot at a workshop held at La Bartra, a retreat centre in the Prades mountains. Most of those present had worked with Suryodarmo for many years, and they came from across Europe to share his practice.
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A narrow catwalk between two flanks of spectators: ‘Maran Ata! The Lord is coming! A child is born in Bethlehem. He will destroy Jerusalem. Kyrie Eleison. He has not come to bring peace.’
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Gardzienice’s physical and vocal training hinges on two main ideas: mutuality and musicality. It usually begins with song, perhaps discovered on a rural expedition or taken from ancient Greek music.
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This workshop has a strong focus on voice work. It takes place on Dartmoor, in an ancient stone circle, a village hall and a garden, and illustrates Suryodarmo’s individual movement practice.
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An explanation of how performances are created at Odin Teatret. It describes the stages in the work, presenting the different phases of the process in which text, actor and director interact.
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A performance that describes the vicissitudes of the voice of an actor and the stratagems she invents to ‘interpret’ a text. In theatre, actors need to create a labyrinth of rules to follow or refuse.
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A performance-demonstration about the difference between theatre and dance. European culture suffers from the division between theatre and dance. They are, in fact, a single world.
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Niamh Dowling is Head of Performance at Rose Bruford. She has trained with Monika Pagneux and Anne Bogart, collaborated with Teatr Piesn Kozla, and worked internationally as a Movement Director.
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Peter Hall was instrumental in the creation of Royal Shakespeare Company in 1961. His renowned work as a director is characterised by attention to detail, meticulous verse speaking, and strong design.
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A leading actor in Grotowski’s Laboratory Theatre for 25 years, Zygmunt Molik appeared in all of its productions. From 1964 he began leading Acting Therapy workshops, and continued to do so until 2008.
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Julia Varley joined Odin Teatret in 1976. An actor, director, teacher and writer, she is Artistic Director of the Transit Festival, and Editor of The Open Page, a journal of women’s work in theatre.


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