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Cicely Frances Berry CBE (born May 17, 1926) is the voice director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and is world-renowned in her work as a voice and text coach, having spent many years as an instructor at London's Central School of Speech and Drama. She has conducted workshops all over the globe, including Korea, Russia, and Asia. Her work has also extended to prisons, using Shakespeare as a vessel to find confidence in speaking and response to imagery. One of her earliest teachers was Barbara Bunch. She stated her thoughts about her own work in New Theatre Quarterly saying that, “I see my job as intrinsically to do the following: (i) through exercises to open out the voice itself so that the actor finds her/his true potential — after all, do not singers train? (ii) by working on text — hearing and listening — to give the actor choice, and power over that choice” (1997, 48). She talks about being able to find pleasure in being articulate through Shakespeare and poetry. It puts actors in touch with their imagination, and therefore, can lead them to their own greater self-awareness. Cicely Berry’s exercises tend to be based on resistance and rougher, physical work. One of her favorite quotes is from Thomas Kyd’s play The Spanish Tragedy: “Where words prevail not, violence prevails.”

In addition to her extensive voice and text work in the theatre, she has also done significant work in film. Including serving as "dialogue coach" on The Last Emperor (1987); "dialogue coach" on Stealing Beauty (1996); and as "voice specialist" on Julie Taymor's 1999 film, Titus.

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Total Books: 18
From Word To Play A Textual Handbook for Actors and Directors
Voice and the Actor
2008 - Voice and the Actor (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780753512876
ISBN-10: 0753512874

The Working Shakespeare Library
2004 - The Working Shakespeare Library (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781557835383
ISBN-10: 1557835381
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

The Working Shakespeare Collection A Workbook for Teachers
Working Shakespeare Collection Workshop 5 The Voice Preparation      Workbook
2004 - Working Shakespeare Collection Workshop 5 the Voice Preparation Workbook [Working Arts Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781557836472
ISBN-10: 1557836477
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

Text in Action
2001 - Text in Action (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780753505410
ISBN-10: 075350541X
Genre: Arts & Photography

Voice  the Actor
2001 - Voice the Actor (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780245520211
ISBN-10: 024552021X
Genre: Reference

The Actor and the Text
2000 - The Actor and the Text (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780863697050
ISBN-10: 0863697054

The Actor and the Text
2000 - The Actor and the Text [Applause Acting Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781557831385
ISBN-10: 1557831386
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference

Your Voice and How to Use It
1995 - Your Voice and How to Use It (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780863698262
ISBN-10: 0863698263
Genre: Reference

Voice and the Actor
1991 - Voice and the Actor (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780020415558
ISBN-10: 0020415559
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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The Actor and His Text
1987 - The Actor and His Text (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780245543821
ISBN-10: 0245543821

Voice and the Actor
1974 - Voice and the Actor (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780025103702
ISBN-10: 0025103709

Your Voice and How to Use It Successfully (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780245528866
ISBN-10: 0245528865
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Actor and His Text
The Actor and His Text (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780684189376
ISBN-10: 0684189372
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference

La Voz y El Actor
La Voz Y El Actor [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788484283102
ISBN-10: 8484283100
Genre: Literature & Fiction