The Voice Preparation Workshop offers direct, experienced, and artistically stimulating guidance for students of all ages who wish to explore their vocal potential through the principles articulated in the Working Shakespeare series. In the first part of Andrew Wade's workshop, students are gently eased into the thinking behind each step of what will later form their own routine of exercises. We are taken through a personal journey of discovery through practical observation of the group's progress and thinking. Exercises address relaxation, resonance, muscularity and breathing. Students learn how to realize the vocal demands of a specific text, to explore their verbal potential and to develop musculature that enhances vocal range and depth While Part One stimulates our curiosity and expands our understanding through the concrete help of close-up shots, screen inserts and computer graphics, Part Two is an invitation to join in, experiment with the work and even practice on a piece of text of our own choosing. Andrew Wade accompanies the Workshop with his own booklet, offering sympathetic practical advice on how to continue preparation on one's own.