Students Staff

07 March 2014

New “actor’s bible” created by Head of Voice at East 15 with actor and director John Gillett

A new book integrating vocal training with the acting process has been created by Head of Voice at East 15 Acting School Christina Gutekunst and actor, director and teacher John Gillett.

Voice into Acting – Integrating voice and the Stanislavski approach is published by Bloomsbury and targeted at actors seeking to develop their vocal skills and characterisation alongside voice teachers looking for alternative approaches which harmonize with the actor’s process.

Christina said: “We are looking at all the areas of the actor’s creative process and how actors can connect their voice to that. We have developed a systematic and comprehensive approach.”

John said: “I think this is the only book authored by both an actor and voice practitioner – uniting their experiences of acting and voice.

“We believe acting is about recreating an accurate, recognisable form of human experience within which you have a strong sense of belief, truth, imagination and clarity. We think it is important actors reach for that sense of authenticity to create a rich truthful, fully embodied characterisation.”

Jan Haydn Rowles and Edda Sharpe, authors of How to do Accents, said in the book’s foreword: “This book breathes new life, purpose and imagination into the underlying principles of voice training. It give holistic and creative purpose to the mechanics of voice training, and connects with the vital relationship between voice work and the acting process.”

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