Speech New Zealand Booklist


The following are books that have been recommended by a range of New Zealand Registered Speech Teachers





English Text Books


Theatre and Drama

Acting and Directing


Public Speaking


Teaching Thinking and Speaking

Childrens Literature

Language and Phonetics

Further reading from earlier SNZ records


Professional and Business Communication

Guide to Layout




Publisher and year of publication

ISBN Number

Suggested age group

The books listed and the supporting comments

are the personal recommendations of individual examiners

and former examiners and are not necessarily endorsed by

Speech New Zealand or its Trustees


English Text Books


A Short History of English Literature

Robert Barnard

 One of the most concise “easy to read” texts for teens studying different genre.  A basic test which sets the scene for deeper study.


Page Bros  1987

0 631 13762 9 Pbk



The Oxford History of New Zealand Literature in English

Edited by Terry Sturm


Most comprehensive and authoritative literary history of New Zealand.  Extensive bibliography, chapters on History, Poetry, Novel, Drama, Short Story.


OxfordUniversityPress  1998

0 19558 385 X



The A-Z of Great Writers

Tom Payne


Brief thumbnail sketches of authors’ lives including several foreign and some lesser known.  Includes photos and list of works.  Covers 396 works – English, European, American, International.


Colour Library Direct, Godalming Business Centre,Surrey  1997

1 85833 814 X





Edited by Richard Andrews and Rex Gibson


One of the Cambridge School series (most of Shakespeare’s plays are covered).  Arises out of research and development of the Shakespeare and Schools project.  Includes running synopsis and explanation of words.


CambridgeUniversityPress  1998

0 521 43494 7




Shakespeare – The Invention of the HumanHarold Bloom 

Argues that Shakespeare, our greatest and wittiest writer, invented humanity as we know it.  Covers all the plays, provocative interpretation reveals how Shakespeare will continue to explain us – rich in asides.


Fourth Estate  1999

1 84115 048 7



The Hutchinson Shakespeare Dictionary

Sandra Clark


Useful as a reference or cross-reference of Shakespeare’s plots, plays, etc.


Hutchinson  1986  /  Arrow  1991  / Helicon  1993 (new format)

0 09991 320 8



The World of Shakespeare

Anna Claybourne and Rebecca Treays


A delightful overview of Shakespeare’s time and his major plays with simple synopses – illustrated.


Usborne Publishing  1996

0 7460 2454 1




Women in Shakespeare

Judith Cook


Helpful insight to major female characters in the work of William Shakespeare.  Commentary contrasts and compares the roles.  Background reading to successful understanding and performance.


Virgin 1990

0 863 69383 0




Mastering Shakespeare

Richard Gill


This book supplies detailed studies of important scenes from Shakespeare’s most popular plays.  Excellent for senior grades.



0 333 69343 4



The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare’s Plays

JC Trewin


A synopsis of each play with characters, story, performance notes, film notes.  Includes Shakespeare’s life, poems, glossary.  Valuable reference work.


Mitchell Beasley  Revised Ed 1994

1 84000 301 4




Mr William Shakespeare’s Plays

Marcia Williams


Comic book – Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Winter’s Tale, Julius Caesar, The Tempest – fun and good overview.


Walk Books Ltd  2000

0 7445 6946 X Pbk






Classic Poems to Read Aloud

Selected by James Berry


Lovely categories including “magical”, mirthful, old and new; also poems for many countries.  Clear text, black and white and colour illustrations.  Useful for choosing poems for performance..


Kingfisher  1995

1 85697 253 4




An Anthology of New Zealand Poetry

Editors: Bornholt/O’Brien/Williams


A diverse collection of New Zealand poetry spanning more than a century.  Major poets are acknowledged, along with a range of controversial unique poets encompassing a range of styles and forms.


OxfordUniversityPress  1997

0 19 558355 8

All age groups


Troy Thompson’s Excellent Peotry Book (yes, it is spelt like this!)

Gary Crew and Craig Smith


An Australian book – colourful, fun.  Teacher’s assignment on one page, Troy’s work on the other.  A good introduction to poetry styles.


Lothian Books  1998

0 85091 834 0



I’m in a Mood Today – Poems about Feelings

John Foster


Collection of poems involved with feelings including being in a bad mood, family, relationships, bullying, dyslexia, sulking, caring, loneliness, left out – etc. etc.


OxfordUniversityPress  2000

0 19 276230 0 Pbk



How to Understand Poetry

Margaret Cutler-Stuart


Comprehensive but small.  Excellent and simple understanding of poetry, types and development for all students.


Hale and Iremonger, Sydney NSW  1988

0 86806 315 0




Form and Feeling – Poetry for Senior Students

Elaine Hamilton and John Livingston


Excellent to use with “How to Understand Poetry” as it gives chapter introduction and examples of 12 types of poems for study.


Longman Cheshire 1st  1981

0 582 66168 4



On Poetry

David Hill


Informative text on twelve poets and their verse.  An old but valuable book.


Heinemann 1st  1984

0 86863 661 4



Lives of the Poets

Michael Schmidt


Poets grouped from Chaucer to 1998.  Good life background – good analysis of poets’ works.


Weidenfeld & Nicolson  1998

0 297 84014 2 Pbk




The Making of a Poem

Mark Strand and Eavan Boland


Looks at poetic forms; gives history and explanations of each form; offers a selection of exemplars.


WW Norton & Co

0 393 04916 7




99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry

Paula Green & Harry Ricketts


Compiled by two of this country’s most distinguished poets.


Random House, 2010

ISBN 978 186979 1780

Senior students



Twenty Contemporary New Zealand Poets

An Anthology Edited by Andrew Johnston & Robyn Marsack


Current NZ poetry beginning in 1986


Victoria University Press

ISBN 978 0 86473 579 3

Senior students




Theatre and Drama


The Technique of Acting

Stella Adler


Guide to the technique of acting taught in Adler’s studio with exercises and examples.


Bantam, US1st  1988

0 553 34932 5




Peter Barkworth


Covers acting techniques through preparation, rehearsals, actor homework, performance, filming and loads more.  Includes interviews with well known actors.  Detailed contents and useful index.  Easy to follow, extremely practical and useful material.


Methuen  1991

0 413 66110 5

Senior/Adult/Male/Female (some ideas adaptable for younger students)


The Actor and His Text

Cecily Berry


Loaded with ideas of how to bring text to life.  Examples mainly drawn from Shakespeare but these adapt to verse or other modern scripts.  Both practical and academic.


Harrap  1987

0 245 54382 1



Starting Drama

Eric Boagley


No one will regret buying this!  It speaks directly to the younger students giving a helpful guide as a text and encouragement to delve further – an excellent “starting point”.


Unwin Hyman  1986

0 7135 2681 5




Living Drama

Bruce Burton


Improvisation and Drama Exercises.  History of Drama.


Longman Cheshire  1993

0 582 87133 2



Acting in Person and in Style – 3rd Edition

Jerry L Crawford


Designed to assist developing actors at university level.  Part I rooted in principles of Stanislavsky.  Parts II and III theatre history and specialisation of style.  Thoroughly based and text included.


Wm C Brown Co, DubuqueIowa1st  1986

0 69704234 0




On the Subject of Drama

Edited by David Hornbrook


Challenging ideas on modern theatre techniques.


Routledge  1998

0 415 16882 hbk – 0 415 16883 X pbk




Classical Acting

Malcolm Morrison


The acting process, research, movement, voice, for classical drama.


A & C Black  1995

0 7136 4047 2



The Actor Speaks

Patsy Rodenberg


Pitched at level of first year acting students, this can still be adapted for younger students.  Full of ideas and inspiration to extend vocal ability in relation to text.



0 413 70020 8

Senior/Adult/Male/Female   PL



Acting and Directing



Styles of Acting

Elaine Adams Novak


Creative tools for looking at styles of acting from Greeks to modern experimental.  Contains a brief overview of major playwriting, acting and production styles (then and now) along with practise scenes.


Prentice Hall  1985

0 13 858796 5



Drama and Theatre Arts

RA Banks and P Marson


Discusses dramas period by period, within historical context, plus chapters on creating drama and analysing drama.


Hodder & Stoughton Rev Ed 1998

0 340 71178 7



Film and Television Acting

Ian Bernard


Methodically examines the techniques of acting for camera and shows how they differ from stage acting.


Focal Press – Butterworth-Heinemann  1993

0 240 80138 5



Starting Drama

Eric Boagley


This outlines the history of drama and behind the scenes in theatre.  Is creatively organised with presenters and interviewers.


Reprint Collins Educational 1996 – Originally published 1986

0 00 322218 7



The Director’s Vision

Louis E Catron


Play Direction from Analysis to Production.  A textbook, which includes practical exercises.  Can be used as a full guide or dipped into for inspiration or reference.


Mayfield Publishing  1989

0 87484 760 5




Acting & Theatre

Cheryl Evans and Lucy Smith


Many aspects of theatre are covered in this basic highly illustrated book.  It explains a little history, how actors train, and a range of activities for the actors.


Usborne  1992

0 7460 0699 3



Play Directing: Analysis, Communication and Style

Francis Hodge


Everything you ever wanted to know about directing and were afraid to ask!  Information, practical know-how, ideas, inspiration, along with exercises that could be used in classroom or studio – or for self development.


Prentice-Hall Inc – 4th Ed  1971 (There are more recent editions but this has not dated)

0 13 501107 8



The Theatre – A Concise History

Phyllis Hartnoll


Development of the theatre covered in detail – colourful illustrations.  Money well spent!  Clear easy to read text.  Available at UBS.


Thames andHudson– Reprint 1991

ISBN unknown




Greek Drama

Gwen Hunter and Elizabeth Priest


Good resume of Greek drama with follow-up research exercises.


Addison Wesley Longman NZ Ltd  1996

0 5828 7985 x



The Story of Theatre

Kingfisher Kaleidoscopes


Interactive pop-up book.  Good time line of theatre.  Others in the series – Printing and Music.



1 85697 281 X



Commedia dell’Arte

John Rudlin


An illuminating account of Commedia’s origins plus a practical step-by-step guide to use Commedia techniques in performance.


Routledge  1994

0 415 04769 2 hbk

0 415 04770 6 pbk




Michael Shurtleff


Full of suggestions for auditioning well, albeit for professional theatre in USA.  Best of all – chock-full of extremely useful acting techniques for comedy, drama, musicals and various styles of acting.  Reasonable index, but better to add more of your own for specific techniques.


Bantam Books  1980

0 553 13204 0

Senior/Adult/some ideas readily adapted for younger acting students




Improv! A Handbook for Actors
Greg Atkins


An extensive collection of 150 exercises to liberate spontaneity, enhance creativity and encourage students to think quickly on their feet.


Heinemann  1994

0 435 08627 8



Improvisation Starters

Philip Bernardi


Nine hundred starters – great for when the creative process dries up.  Good for role plays, storytelling as well.  Easily adapted.


Betterway Books,Ohio  1992

1 55870 233 4 pbk



Neil Simon Monologues

Editor: Roger Karshner


This book offers a wide range of speeches from Neil Simon’s plays.  There is a synopsis covering major plot points, but thankfully the plays are available from Playbureau, PO Box 420, New Plymouth.


Dramaline Publications  1996

0 940669 34 X



Impro Learning

Paul Z Jackson


Training book drawing on sources as diverse as theatre, accelerated learning, sports,

co-operative games and psychology.  Makes training creative, flexible, spontaneous.


Gower  1998

0 566 07928 3




Theatre Sports

Lyn Pierse


A great guide for coaches and players of Theatre Sports.


Improcorp (Aust)

0 646 23861 2




Getting into the Act

Steve Matthews


Contains over 200 drama and action games, divided into areas; e.g. icebreakers, trust, etc.


GP Books  1988

0 477 01 400 3



Ideas that Work in Drama

Michael Theodorou


Ideal for secondary school drama teaching.  Ages suggested for stimulating springboard ideas.


StanleyThornes, England– 1st 1989

0 7487 0225 3





Public Speaking


Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Language

David Crystal


A most useful, multi-faceted book.


CambridgeUniversity  1994

0 521 42 443 7




The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches

Editor: Brian MacArthur


Brings together the words of over 100 men and women from Moses to Mandela who helped to change the world through the power of their oratory.


Penguin 1995

0 14 017619 5



Strictly Speaking

Reid Buckley


The blurb says “Tricks of the speaker’s trade from a master of rhetoric”.  With eloquence the author shows how to clarify our thinking; master the mechanics of voice, expression and delivery; compose a lucid and compelling talk in decent English.

McGraw Hill 1999

0 07 134610 4



Technically Speaking

Jan D’Arcy


Targeting and tailoring presentations.  Practical guide.  A general base.


Amacom 1992

0 8144 5016 4



The Lost Art of the Great Speech

Richard Dowis


Recommended for senior Public Speaking students by Donna McKinlay-Jones, Lindisfarne teacher (and now SNZ examiner). 


Amacom  2000

0 8144 7054 8



The Art of Public Speaking

Stephen E Lucas


Fifth edition, but probably another available now.  An excellent text, packed ;with both practical examples and information.  Helpful chapter on ethics and persuasive speaking.


McGraw-Hill Inc  1995

0 07 113464 6




The Public Speaking Book

Irving J Rein


An audience centred approach to basic speech preparation.  Includes case studies and different types of speeches.  Practical and theoretical.


Scott, Foresman  1981

0 673 15183 3



The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Public Speaking

Laurie Rozakis PhD


Wonderfully helpful even for non-idiots, but a valuable guide for teachers and speakers.  A lively format with hints, activities and up-to-date material and a racy style. 358pp.


Alpha Books (a division of Macmillan) 2nd Edition

0 02 863383 0



Public Speaking as a Liberal Art

John F Wilson/Carroll C Arnold/Molly Meijer Werthermer


An excellent Public Speaking book for diploma students.  I found this invaluable covering the art of public speaking, basic processes and understanding audiences, organising, outlining, style and delivery.


Allyn & Bacon 1993/94/95 6th edition

0 205 1236 0




Pros and Cons

Editor: Trevor Sather


Arguments for and against each subject appear in adjacent columns for easy comparison, and related topics and suggestions for possible motions are listed at the end of each entry.  Introductory essay describes debating technique, covering rules, structure and types of debate, and offering tips on how to become a successful speaker.


Routledge  1999

0 415 19548 9




Artful Persuasion – How to Command Attention, Change Minds and Influence People

Harry Mills


A remarkably useful guide into the world of influence, tools to successfully persuade – particularly useful for students of Business Communication and Public Speaking.  Peels away mystery that surrounds psychology of influence – very readable and up-to-date.


MG Press  1999

0 908722 91 5



A Sense of Style

Jane Blankenship, University of Massachusetts


An oldie, but a goodie!  Excellent for Public Speaking students to give an understanding of resources of language, word choice, rhetorically effective sentences, oral style, activities to improve style.  Some ethical considerations – two speeches included – “Liberty or Death” and Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address.


Dickson Publishing Co Inc.Belmont,California  1968

Library of Congress Card No 68-22993




Our Masters’ Voices – The Language and Body Language of Politics

Max Atkinson


Analysis and commentary based on audio and video tapes – John F Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Tony Benn, Margaret Thatcher and others.  An exposÁ of the “tricks of the trade”.  Readable and informative – illustrated.


Methuen  1984

0 416 37690 8 hdk

0 416 37700 9 pbk



Getting Your Ideas Across

Geoffrey Moss


Public Speaking, meeting procedure – concise.


Moss Associates  1989

0 473 00656 1



Guide for Meetings and Organisations

NE Renton


Covers all practical aspects of meeting procedure.  Designed to meet the needs of those who wish meetings to proceed in the minimum of time with maximum efficiency.  Explains fundamental concepts and contains advice on correct techniques.


Law Co.  1994

0 455 21295 3



Members’ Meetings in New Zealand

Mark von Dadelszen


Answers all your questions on meeting procedure.  Useful definition of terms.  Easy reference.


CHB Print Ltd, Hawke’s Bay  1995

0 473 03184 1



Meetings – Practice and Procedure in New Zealand

Roger Pitchforth


Author a lecturer on business law at Massey University.  Detailed and presented logically with a full index.  Gives the legal requirements for a complete range of meetings – companies, directors, local authorities, incorporated societies, others and marae meetings.  Excellent reference.


CCH New Zealand Ltd in association with NZ Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Inc.  1991

0 86475 132 X




Deirdre Snedden


A toolkit of ideas to stimulate impromptu and semi-impromptu speaking and improvisation.  It also leads to prepared speaking.  Develops and increases expertise in vocabulary, reasoning, knowledge, fluency and confidence.  Lively oral work.


Heinmann Education  1990

0 86863 323 2



Hocking’s Rules:  The Essential Guide to Conducting Meetings

Dan Hocking


This book contains more than just the notes covering every aspect of meeting procedure and provides general information about starting an Association.


Simon and Schuster  2000

0 7318 0851 7



Take the Panic Out of Public Speaking

Laurie Smale


A very helpful guide by an Australian public speaking expert who shares his wealth of experience and knowledge.


Wrightbooks  1999

1 875 837 90 7





The Actor and His Text

Cicely Berry


Preparing voices for acting, text and style with particular emphasis on Shakespearean text.


Harrap Ltd  1987 and reprinted 1988 and 1989

0 245 54328 1




Freeing the Shakespeare Voice

Kristin Linklater


A passionate exploration – contains exercises, background information on aspects of language and examples of application on texts.  Invaluable for serious student work.


Theatre Communications Group  1992

1 55936 031 3





The Teaching Voice

Stephanie Martin and Lyn Darnley


Book is aimed at teachers, lecturers, students, language therapists – anyone with an interest in good vocal health.  Information on voice care, physiology, communication skills, classroom strategies.


Whurr Publishers Lrd  1997

1 897635 19 2



The Voice Sourcebook

Stephanie Martin and Lyn Darnley


For professionals – teachers, students and performers.  Practical ideas backed by sound theoretical knowledge.  Basic “Avoid and Encourage” sections.  Excellent value (Copyright free)


Winslow Press 1st  1992

0 863888 111 4 British Library Catalogue



The Lungs and Respiratory System

Steve Parker


Describes the workings of the respiratory system with photos and diagrams of the various organs and their functions.  At student level.


Wayland  1996

0 7502 1767 7



Instant Calm

Paul Wilson


100 techniques for relaxation.


Penguin Books,Australia  1995

0 14 024494 8




Teaching Thinking and Speaking

The Mind Map Book

Tony Buzan with Barry Buzan


Beautifully illustrated to teach the techniques and application of mind mapping.  This may be used for teaching creative thinking, minute taking, planning, studying, logical thinking.


BBC Books  1993

0 563 37101 3



Adventures in Thinking

Joan Dalton


Designed for classroom use – gives detailed strategies in developing creative and critical thinking skills, co-operative talk, small group work, effectively managing small groups and evaluating children’s development.


Thomas Nelson,Australia  1985

0 17 006555 3



Listening and Speaking



This New Zealand book provides listening and speaking activities in an easy-to-follow format.  It includes chapters on storytelling, debating, marae protocol and interview techniques, amongst many others.


Longman Paul  1995

0 582 87820 9



Practical Uses of Speech Communication

Harold Barrett


Covers preparation for all occasions – discussion skills, listening, non-verbal action, the use of persuasion, audiovisual aids and communicating with verbal symbols.  A good teaching book.


Holt, Rinehart & Winston 5th Ed.

0 03 0495 91 1




Children’s Literature


The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

Humphrey Carpenter and Mari Pritchard


Nine hundred biographical entries – concise plot summaries – literary history and background – characters – written to both entertain and instruct.



First published 1984 – Reprints 1984, 1985 (with corrections) 1987, 1991, 1995

0 19 211582 0

Adult/Some Senior Students


Beneath Southern Skies

Tom Fitzgibbon


Covers all major writers and illustrators of children’s books in New Zealand. A one page description of writer and works, with a photo and list of works.


Ashton Scholastic  1993

1 86943 110 3



Children’s Literature – An Illustrated History

Edited by Peter Hunt


Traces the history of children’s books in Britain, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand from the very first printed books to the present day.  Richly illustrated in black and white and colour.


OxfordUniversityPress  1995

0 19 212320 3



Fabulous and Familiar – Children’s Reading in New Zealand, Past and Present

Curators:  Mary Atwoll, Mary Hutton, Peter Ireland, Athold McCredie


Overview of children’s reading in New Zealand from 1890 to 1990.  Various writers, influences covered.  Well illustrated.


National Library ofNew Zealand  1991

0 44 77 02701 6


Language and Phonetics


Mother Tongue

Bill Bryson


Every lover of language should read this.  Good story on the development of language.


Penguin  1990

0 14 014305 X



Practical Introduction to Phonetics

JC Catford


A good book for study for a phonetics theory paper – Licentiate.


Oxford  1990

0 19 824217 4



Introduction to Language

V Fromkin, R Rodman, T Collins, D Blair


Good resource book for Licentiate study.


Holt, Rinehart & Winston  1988

0 7295 0 332 1





Practical Phonetics

JC Wells and Greta Colson


A simple easy to use edition.


Pitman  1986

0 273 01681 4



Ship or Sheep – Teacher and Student book

Ann Baker


Comprehensive coverage of 49 units of vowels and consonant sounds with guided test sentences, dualogues, and fun graphics.  Classroom or studio use.  Also good for ESOL.


CambridgeUniversityPress  1992

0 52128 354 X








Audition Speeches


Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology

Philip Wilkinson

Covers world mythology with brief descriptions of main figures and ideas.  Includes illustrations and photos.  A useful research tool for students doing Grade Six Performance.


Covent GardenBooks  1998-99

1 87185 462 8



Audition Speeches for 6-16 Year Olds

Jean Marlow


Over 50 speeches to suit a wide range of ages and abilities.  Each speech has a short introduction and brief outline of the story so far.


A & C Black, London  2000

0 7136 51091



Professional and Business Communication


Speak Easy: The Essential Guide to Speaking in Public; Maggie Eyre (NZ author)
Exisle Publishing Limited, 2007, ISBN 987-0-908988-58-7

Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story: Jerry Weissman (American author); Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN 0-13-187510-8

Speak For Yourself, Revised Edition, How to Give Persuasive and Entertaining Talks – with Confidence: Cristina Stuart (British author); Piatkus Books Ltd, 2000, ISBN 0-7499 2593 0



Further reading from earlier SNZ records




The Oxford Illustrated History of

Theatre – 1995


The Cambridge Guide to World

Theatre –CambridgeUniversity Press 1988


A Concise History of Theatre

P Hartnoll

Thames & Hudson,London1980


History of Theatre

Oscar G Brockett

Alynn and Bacon 1995


History of Theatre

Glynne Wickham

2nd Ed Phaidon Press,London 1992


Avante Garde Theatre 1892-1992

C Innes



The Development of the Theatre

A Nicoll



Modern Theatre in Theory and


JL Styan (3 vols)

CambridgeUniversityPress 1981


Towards a Poor Theatre




Acting for Camera

T Barr

Harper & Row,New York1986


Playing Shakespeare

J Barton



 The Actor at Work

Benedetti 5th Ed.

Engelwood Cliffs: Prentice Hall 1989

Prentice Hall 1970


The Empty Space

P Brook

Harmondsworth: Penguin 1972


The Shifting Point

P Brook

Harper & Row,New York1987


There are no Secrets

P Brook



Respect for Acting

Uta Hagen

Macmillan,New York1973


A Challenge for the Actor

Uta Hagen

Scribners,New York1991



K Johnstone



Theatre Games for the Classroom

Viola Spolin

Northwestern University PressIllinois



Improvisation for the Theatre

Viola Spolin

Evanston: Northwestern University Press



Restoration Comedy in Performance

JL Styan

CambridgeUniversityPress 1986


An Actor Prepares






Building a Character




Creating a Role




Improv!  A Handbook for Actors

Greg Atkins

Heinemann 1994


The Actor’s Art and Craft

Rona Laurie

J Garnett Miller Ltd 1994


Stage Design and Stage Lighting

W Oren Parker and R Craig Wolf


6th Ed. 1990




The Actor and the Text




Voice and the Actor




Freeing the Natural Voice

K Linklater

Drama Book Specialists,New York



Freeing Shakespeare’s Voice

K Linklater

Theatre Communications Group

New York1992


The Voice Book

M McCallion



The Singer’s and Actor’s Throat

NA Punt

Heinemann Medical Books 1979


The Right to Speak

P Rodenberg


The Need for Words

P Rodenberg



VOICE – Journal of the British Voice



The Roy Art Theatre

D Williams

Dept Theatre,DartingtonCollegeof Arts 1985




The Director at Work

R Benedett

EnglewoodCliffs:  Prentice Hall 1985


The Empty Space

P Brook

Penguin, Harmondworth 1972


There are No Secrets

P Brook



Towards a Poor Theatre

J Growtowski



Experimental Theatre

J Roose-Evans

Routledge, London4th Ed. 1989





The Alexander Principle

W Barlow

Arrow Books,London1975


The Alexander Technique

J & B Leibowitz

Harper & Row,New York1991


Awareness Through Movement

M Feldenkrais

Harper & Row,New York1972

(cassette tapes and book)


Laban for Actors and Dancers

J Newlove

Nick Hern,London1993






The World’s Great Speeches

Ed Lewis Copeland & Laurence W Lamm

(230 speakers – 278 speeches) Dover


Lend Me Your Ears – Great Speeches

in History

Selected and introduced by William Safire



Our Masters’ Voices – Language and

Body Language of Politics

Max Atkinson

Routledge 1992


The Speaker’s Handbook

Jo & Stuart Sprague

Harcourt Brace

JovanovichCollegePublishers 1992


Effective Speaking – Communicating

In Speech

Christopher Turk

E & F N Spon 1992


Penguin Book of 20th Century Speeches

B McArthur


Be An Achiever

Geoffrey Moss 1990


Getting your Ideas Across

Geoffrey Moss 1988


Persuasive Presentations

Moss & Associates 1994



Deirdre Snedden

Heinemann Education 1991


Messages – Building Interpersonal

Communication Skills

Joseph A De Vito

Harper & Row 1990




Speaking in Public

Nina Valentine

Penguin Pocket Series 1993



Speaking of Communication

Charles Wilkinson

Scott Foresman 1975


The Chairman’s Craft





The Oxford History of New Zealand

Literature in English

Ed. Terry Sturm

OxfordUniversityPress 1991


The Physics of Speech

D B Fry

CambridgeTextbooks in Linguistics 1985


English Accents and Dialects – An

Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of British English

Arthur Hughes & Peter Trudgill

Edward Arnold 1988


A Short History of English Literature

Robert Barnard

Basil Blackwell Publisher Ltd 1984


The Story of English

Robert Crumm, William Cran & Robert MacNeil

Penguin Books 1986


The Oxford Companion to Children’s


Humphrey Carpenter & Mari Pritchard

OxfordUniversityPress 1995


Kenneth Clark

BBC and John Murray

Seventh Impression 1974