Why I do theater – Patsy Rodenburg

About this talk

Patsy Rodenburg says the world needs actors more than ever. In this talk at Michael Howard Studios, she tells the story of a profound encounter that reveals the deeper role theater can play in people’s lives.

About Patsy Rodenburg

A sought-after voice and acting coach, Patsy Rodenburg has worked with some of the world’s leading actors, including Daniel Day-Lewis and Judi Dench.

Why you should listen to her

Patsy Rodenburg is the Director of Voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and is recognized as one of the world’s leading voice and acting coaches. She was in residence with the Royal Shakespeare Company for nine years and also works with The Royal Court Theater, Donmar Warehouse Theatre and Almeida Theatre. She has also worked extensively with many of the great world theaters, including the Moscow Art Theater.
Rodenburg has also been a major voice for penal reform in the UK. She has staged Shakespeare in maximum-security prison and worked with the criminally insane for over 25 years. She has spent months traveling and teaching in India’s most poverty-stricken areas.
She’s the author of Speaking Shakespeare and The Actor Speaks.

"Ms. Rodenburg has been in more rehearsal rooms and trawled more stages than all but the busiest theater animal."

The New York Times

Source: http://www.ted.com/speakers/patsy_rodenburg.html

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