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Synopsis
Documentary exploring the acclaimed work of Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. From rehearsals at the RSC in Stratford-on-Avon, to workshops and Master Classes in Seoul, New York, Moscow and the slums of Rio de Janeiro, her work is documented in many languages, producing new understanding in the power of voice, language and communications. Her influence has extended into film and politics. Having coached prominent politicians on effective public speaking, Berry asserts that the political soundbyte is now "destroying democratic debate." Includes footage of rehearsals at the RSC with Samuel West (Richard II), Tim Pigott-Smith and Greg Hicks (Julius Caesar).
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2005
Duration
57 mins

Credits

Director
Salvatore Rasa; Steven Budlong
Producer
Salvatore Rasa; Steven Budlong
Cinematographer
Nikolaus Tarouquella; Rob Jakubik; Tim Collins
Contributor
Adrian Noble; Andrew Wade; Cicely Berry; Edward Bond; Emily Watson; Helen Hunt; Michael Attenborough; Neil Kinnock; Steven Pimlott; Zoe Waites
Cast
Greg HicksMarcus Brutus
Samuel WestKing Richard II
Tim Pigott-SmithCaius Cassius

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
language; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); slum communities; Verse speaking; Rehearsals; Masterclasses; Berry, Cicely

Production Company

Name

Soujourner Media

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company, Mail Order

Web
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Phone
01789 748114
Fax
01789 748115
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6B

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