Patsy Rodenburg

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video Shakespeare in the Present

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“The best thing you can possibly have is a class with Patsy.” Dame Judi Dench

“Patsy Rodenburg wants to free your voice so that you can express yourself fully and honestly.” Sir Ian McKellen

Filmed on the stages of Michael Howard Studios in New York and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Shakespeare in the Present brings you hours of private coaching with acclaimed master acting teaching Patsy Rodenburg’s and her unique approach to voice and acting. The six hour masterclass allows you to explore Patsy's highly sought-after techniques and exercises in Movement, Speech, Body and Vocal Warmup. In addition, Patsy works one-on-one with actors performing speeches from Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, King Lear, and many more. Watch Patsy's techniques come to life through her work with actors at all levels including renowned actors Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth).

Patsy Rodenburg, OBE, has been the Head of Voice at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London for 26 years and until recently at the Royal National Theatre. She trained in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama and is recognized as one of the world’s leading voice teachers as well as a renowned authority on Shakespeare. Patsy has worked regularly with the best-known actors of the British theatre, including Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, and Daniel Day-Lewis, to name a few, as well as many of the biggest stars of film and television such as Nicole Kidman, Orlando Bloom, Hugh Jackman, and Natalie Portman. She was previously in residence with the Royal Shakespeare Company for 9 years and has worked with The Royal Court Theater, Donmar and Almeida Theater in London. She has also worked extensively with many of the great world theaters such as the Moscow Art Theatre and Comedie-Francaise. Patsy’s home in America is at the renowned Michael Howard Studios in New York City where she teaches workshops for the professional actor. Under the Michael Howard Studios banner, Patsy travels around the world teaching and speaking, from Los Angeles to Canada to Portugal to Australia. Patsy is also a best-selling author whose notable publications include Speaking Shakespeare, The Right to Speak, The Need For Words, The Actor Speaks, The Second Circle, and Power Presentation.