The Integrated Voice (with DVD)


ISBN: 9781848421844
Author: By Sarah Case
Publication Date: 21/03/2013
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 416pp.
Availability: Available


The Integrated Voice is 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.

‘A great cause for celebration… a trustworthy and highly instructive companion to the work that takes place in the studio’ Jane Boston, Head of the International Centre for Voice

‘A valuable addition to your library… of all the voice books I know, some by distinguished practitioners such as Cecily Berry and Patsy Rosenburg, Sarah Case’s is the most accessible… a text which communicates with energy, encouraging the reader to try the ideas for themselves’
Word Matters (Journal of the Society of Teachers of Speech & Drama)

‘Excellent… a great resource’
National Drama – Drama magazine

‘Approachable, down-to-earth… will sustain you for the rest of your career’
The Stage

‘Very thorough and offers up some very interesting and playful exercises… The added bonus is a 110-minute DVD. Often classroom DVDs can take themselves too seriously and be a put off – not this one. I was soon stretching and humming and putting my text into action… A valuable exercise course, not only for actors but also a major resource for voice teachers of actors.’
Communicating Voice (Journal of the British Voice Association)

‘Exciting, exploratory and fun… I particularly love the way [Sarah Case] uses physicality to ground the diction work, engage the whole body, and make it extremely enjoyable’
Youth Drama Ireland

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