Acting and Singing with Archetypes
A Performance Training Method
Acting and Singing with Archetypes is a performance training method that expands the performer’s imaginative, physical and vocal range leading to more fully developed characterizations on stage. With effectiveness and efficiency, this method complements all performance training practices.
Using individual storytelling narratives from myths and legends for each archetype - Benevolent Leader, Warrior, Mother, Maiden, Crone, and more – the performers are guided to bring forth their own vocal, physical and psychological elements of each archetype. Discoveries are then applied to character building in rehearsal and performance.
This work was developed by Frankie Armstrong and Janet Rodgers and the methodology is fully described in the book, Acting and Singing with Archetypes, Limelight Press.