The course study combines teaching how to understand the verse structure, the sense and meaning of the words with a deep personal response. Shakespearean verse helps us become more aware of our bodies, particularly our breathing patterns. As our physical awareness and sensitive appreciation increase we then have an instrument that becomes capable of expressing the range and nuance of Shakespeare’s language.
Robert Macdonald has over twenty years experience in the specialised training of actors for the classical English Theatre. Robert, an experienced Alexander Technique Teacher and formerly Senior Voice Tutor at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art has developed a unique approach to voice and text performance which has evolved out of his Master of Arts Research published in his book The Use of the Voice: Sensory Appreciation, Posture, Vocal Functioning and Shakespearean Text Performance.