VIDEO: Richard II Video Production Diary Week 4

In the latest video production diary from the Royal Shakespeare Company documenting the journey from rehearsals to stage of their production of Richard II, the focus is on the work of the voice coach.

The RSC Head of Voice Lyn Darnley explains her role as she develops links with the company in the rehearsal room and works with individual actors on a one-to-one basis to support them to develop their posture, breathing and articulation, as well as working with them to bring together their physical voice with the language and text of the play. The clip shows her using her repertoire of vocal tools and techniques with two of the company: Miranda Nolan and Gracy Goldman, who both play Ladies-in-Waiting.

The video also shows the cast at work in the rehearsal room, under the direction of Gregory Doran.

View the video below:

Visit the RSC Live From Stratford-upon-Avon site to view previous video diaries

More screencaps of David Tennant and cast in rehearsals:

Richard II will open at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 10th October 2013 and will run until 16th November 2013. It will then transfer to the Barbican Theatre in London from December 9th 2013 until 25th January 2014. The cast includes David Tennant, Emma Hamilton, Nigel Lindsay, Michael Pennington, Jane Lapotaire and Oliver Ford Davies and it is directed by Gregory Doran. Both the Stratford-upon-Avon and London runs are now sold out.

The production will be filmed and streamed live from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre into cinemas around the UK on Wednesday 13th November, and subsequently into UK schools and cinemas worldwide in screenings running until February 2014. More details are available via the Live from Stratford-upon-Avon link.