Kristin Linklater trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She was the Master Teacher of Voice at New York University from 1965 to 1977, while also working with the Open Theater; the Negro Ensemble Company, Stratford, Ontario; the Guthrie Theatre; and Broadway shows. She was cofounder of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, in 1977. She has received major grants from the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is also a 1981 Guggenheim Fellow and a lecturer, writer, and actor, playing the title role in King Lear, produced by The Company of Women, her all-women Shakespeare company co-directed with Carol Gilligan. She is the author of Freeing the Natural Voice (1976)—the revised and expanded edition of which was published in 2006—and Freeing Shakespeare's Voice (1992). She taught at Emerson College in Boston from 1991 to 1997.
The Linklater Center
Offering classes, workshops, and lectures, The Linklater Center serves performers and professionals, writers and teachers....▶
Freeing the Natural Voice
A revised and expanded version of Linklater’s classic textbook for actors....▶
Shakespeare & Company
Linklater cofounded this renowned theater company, which performs Shakespeare as well as new plays....▶