"I am an enormous fan of her work. What is wonderful about her is the directness and clarity of her teaching and her enthusiasm.”
- Dame Judi Dench, Actress
You are welcome to attend the masterclass with Patsy Rodenburg as an observer!
In this masterclass the participants will explore how to prepare to speak and act Shakespeare.
Craft is very important in freeing an actor to realize the passion of thought and feeling of the plays. The participants will work on body, breath, voice, speech and “Presence” which are all critical foundation stones needed to even begin to work the text. How the structures and rhythms aid the actor will also be explored as well as how to apply technique to performance.
You can participate as an actor on stage or as an observer. For those who wish to attend the masterclass as an actor, please apply for Masterclass with Patsy Rodenburg.
The masterclass is in cooperation with the Danish Actors Association - DSF Studio.
“Patsy Rodenburg wants to free your voice so that you can express yourself fully and honestly.”
- Sir Ian McKellen, Actor
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 and coaches, and also 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: Working with the Voice, The Need for Words: Voice and the Text, The Actor Speaks: Voice and the Performer, The Second Circle, Power Presentation, and Presence: How to Use Positive Energy for Success in Every Situation. All these books can be purchased on Amazon.
A series of DVD’s which chronicle the first thirty years of Patsy’s work has just been released entitled Patsy Rodenburg Brings You: Shakespeare in the Present.
For more info: www.patsyrodenburg.com