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Episode 15 (If It Ain’t Got Rhythm)

Phil Thompson

This month Paul discusses speech rhythm with Phil Thompson. Phil is the co-founder of Knight/Thompson Speechwork, a masterteacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, and a professor in the Department of Drama at the University of California, Irvine. Read more about him at and

We acknowledge fair use of the brief clip from On the Waterfront, 1954, directed by Elia Kazan and starring Marlon Brando, copyright Columbia Pictures. Paul’s ebook, Voicing Shakespeare, is available here.