VOICE AND SHAKESPEARE
This week’s blog prompt was for us to write about our favorite class at Juilliard. My favorite class this semester so far is Andrew Wade’s Voice class.
In Andrew Wade’s Voice class we begin our preparation on the floor. The structure of the class often flows in the order of relaxation, breathing, intoning, and articulation. We are currently working on the Act III Prologue of Henry V. “Thus with imagined wing our swift scene flies…”
What I love about the way we are being guided in the work in this class is how it is geared towards responding to the form of the text rather than imposing our interpretations to it, or being obedient to any “voice rules” for its sake at the expense of other aspects of the craft. There is a lack of blind obedience to any rule. Instead, there is a lot more freedom and room for investigation.
REGINA DE VERA