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Microphones should not replace the ability to project –

Hope Davies and Mark Strong in The Red Barn © Manual Harlan

After Robert Icke’s declaration that he supports the use of actors wearing microphones, Sarah Crompton asks whether we might lose something by relying on amplification

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5 comments on “Microphones should not replace the ability to project –

  1. PJR

    Depressing. I don’t like the sound of Icke, amplified or not.

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  2. Mary

    I don’t like this idea at all – there is nothing like listening to the pure sound of an actors voice in the theater. Shame ~

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    • First Night Design

      Exactly, Mary. Too many actors never learn to project these days, often because they’ve been picked up off the street to do a soap and then think they’re ready to do theatre. Microphones really shouldn’t be necessary. After all, 19th and early 20th century actors could be heard in the big theatres so there’s no reason on earth that today’s generation can’t make themselves heard.

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      • Mary

        The voice sounds totally different when projected from the gut – you are so right Sarah.

        Liked by 1 person

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