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VIDEO: The Importance of Actors and The Second Circle


Here are two videos of a lecture given by Patsy Rodenburg, a published voice and acting coach, discussing a number of topics including why she does theatre (and why a number of us do theatre), the importance of real actors in this day in age, the importance of being present with people (on and off stage), and the idea of “the second circle” (in the second video).

The vidoes are on the longer than normal clips, but we found them to be incredibly engaging and mostly because she speaks to the real artistry in the craft of acting.

Who is Patsy Rodenburg?

Patsy Rodenburg has worked regularly with: Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ralph Fiennes, Joseph Fiennes, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Natalie Portman (to name only a few). She was previously in residence with the Royal Shakespeare Company (9 years) and also works with the Royal Court Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and Almeida Theatre, London. She has also worked extensively with the Moscow Art Theatre, Complicite, Cheek by Jowl, Comédie-Française, etc.

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