Free Bitesize Acting (10mins): Shakespeare and the Voice

Free Bitesize Acting (10mins): Shakespeare and the Voice

Sarah will be taking us through healthy breathing when performing Shakespear. Starting with the basics she shows you how to how to sustain and maximize the breath, and apply this to Shakespeare's text.

About Sarah English
Sarah is an actor and theatre educator, currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Sarah is a graduate of Dalhousie University with a BA in Theatre (Acting) and her great passions in life are theatre, teaching, and the voice. She has performed in theatres all across Canada, and she has been teaching Acting with Stagecoach Toronto- East since 2012. Most recently, Sarah recorded the first in a series of audiobooks with Random House Canada. Aggie Morton Mystery Queen, The Body Under the Piano is available now. In the fall of 2020, Sarah will be attending the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to receive a Masters in Voice Studies.

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Free Bitesize Acting (10mins): Shakespeare and the Voice
  • Free Bitesize Acting (10 mins): Shakespeare and the Voice (1/6) Breath Technique

    Learn how a professional actor trains with the basics of healthy breathing. Jump into these playful exercises with Sarah and explore how to sustain and maximize the breath, and how you can use these techniques to master some extracts of Shakespearean text.

    About Sarah English
    Sarah is an actor a...

  • Shakespeare and the Voice (2/6) Pitch & Resonance

    Get thou trash-talking in Shakespearean insults with Sarah! Come and explore how pitch and resonance can change not only how we deliver the lines, but who is saying them.

    About Sarah English
    Sarah is an actor and theatre educator, currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Sarah is a graduate of Dalho...

  • Shakespeare and the Voice (3/6) Iambic Pentameter

    Find the natural flow and rhythm to Shakespearean text and create your own piece of work in this style of speech! Sarah brings Shakespeare's words alive and explores how to find the meaning and approach this lyrical language.

    About Sarah English
    Sarah is an actor and theatre educator, currently ...

  • Shakespeare and the Voice (4/6) Shared Lines

    It's time to apply all the different techniques you've learned so far to try and master one of Shakespeare's trickiest practices- the Shared Line! If you are working alone, or solo, prepare to get a little silly.

    About Sarah English
    Sarah is an actor and theatre educator, currently based in Tor...

  • Shakespeare and the Voice (5/6) Understanding the Text

    Get physical in this action-driven learning of one of Shakespeare's famous pieces of writing, by breaking down the meaning, and continuing to build on what you've been working on across the sessions so far.

    About Sarah English
    Sarah is an actor and theatre educator, currently based in Toronto, O...

  • Shakespeare and the Voice (6/6) The Circle of Excellence

    For your final session of Shakespeare and the Voice, take all the technique you've learned, trust that it's there, and instead focus on how you can bring ourselves to a performance. Using the Circle of Excellence exercise, you'll have the opportunity to drop in and connect to what brings them joy...