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Monthly Archives: July 2011

The RSC’s legendary voice coach Cicely Berry has taught everyone from Sean Connery to Samuel L Jackson.

But can she fix Laura Barnett’s diction?

‘You’re not moving enough!’ … Cicely Berry (right) puts Laura Barnett through the paces at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Photograph: Martin Godwin

“People do get quite tense when they’re speaking,” she says, “especially in public. You’re giving yourself away in a most extraordinary way. If you can feel your breathing, and get pleasure in the sounds of the words, you can build your confidence.”

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