selection of short articles by Benet Brandreth on rhetoric:
Feel the Fear – Do
It Anyway | READ IT
Suggestions for how to overcome the fear of public speaking and
advice on how to produce a great speech.
Structure | READ
The importance of good structure cannot be overstated. This article
considers two aspects of good structure in oral rhetoric – repetition
and simplicity and how to incorporate them into your speeches.
Working with Prejudice | READ
What do you do if the position you are arguing for runs up against
the prejudices of your audience?
The Elements of Rhetoric | READ IT
What is rhetoric? The classical cannon and my own version of the
factors involved in good rhetoric.
Debating | READ IT
A brief guide to the rules of competitive debating for schools
together with advice on how to be the best! Aimed at school children
"Benet Brandreth's work with our Royal Shakespeare
Company ensemble has been invaluable. To the best of my knowledge, there
else with his superb credentials and up-to-date experience working
in the field. His unique and accessible approach makes the history
and the practical art of rhetoric available to the classically
trained actor and the total newcomer. I would have no hesitation
his warm, witty and detailed sessions and know that I will be
calling upon his expertise for years to come."
- Josie Rourke, Director, Royal Shakespeare Company and Artistic Director, Donmar Warehouse