Resources

Here are some recommended books, authors, websites, videos and other resources you may find helpful. Suggestions are warmly welcomed. 


Recommended Reading

Books about speech and drama

  • Freeing the Natural Voice by Kristen Linklater
  • Voice and the Actor by Cicely Berry
  • The Actor and the Text by Cicely Berry
  • The Second Circle by Patsy Rodenburg
  • The Actor Speaks by Patsy Rodenburg
  • Speak with Distinction by Edith Skinner
  • Genius Now by Alan Marriott
  • Improvise by Mick Napier
  • Impro by Keith Johnstone
  • Impro for Storytellers by Keith Johnstone
  • Laban for Actors and Dancers
  • Speech and Drama by Rudolf Steiner
  • On the Technique of Acting by Michael Checkhov
  • An Actor's Work by Konstantin Stanislavski
  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
  • The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler

Books about speaking Shakespeare

  • Speaking Shakespeare by Patsy Rodenburg
  • Freeing Shakespeare's Voice by Kristen Linklater
  • Shakespeare's Advice to the Players by Perter Hall
  • Speaking the Speech by Giles Block
  • Playing Shakespeare by John Barton
  • Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets by Don Patterson
  • Speak the Speech! by Rhona Silverbush and Sami Plotkin 

Great Poets

  • Shakespeare
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • John Donne
  • Maya Angelou
  • John Keats
  • Jonathan Swift
  • John Milton
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Robert Frost
  • William Blake
  • William Woodsworth
  • Rudyard Kipling

Great Writers

  • Shakespeare
  • Charles Dickens
  • Anton Checkhov
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • William Faulkner
  • Jane Austen
  • Margaret Atwood 

Great Playwrights

  • Shakespeare
  • Arthur Miller
  • Tennessee Williams
  • Anton Checkhov
  • Harold Pinter
  • David Mamet 

Recommended Websites


Recommended Videos

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