The King’s Speech and the Alexander Technique

A recent newspaper article has uncovered the connection between the Alexander Technique and Lionel Logue – the man credited with curing King George VI’s stammer and hero of the multi-award nominated film The King’s Speech starring Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth.

The indepth article, appearing in The Australian, describes how Logue established his career as an elocutionist in Perth, before “going to England to study voice production under the great master Alexander”.

The FM Alexander Technique has long been used as a basis for addressing the problems caused by excessive muscular tension. The method is founded on what Alexander termed psychophysical unity, and so enhances personal performance across a wide range of human activities, from musical performance to the management of disability, pain or illness.

To find an Alexander Technique teacher in your area visit The Tutor Pages Alexander Technique homepage, or contact STAT, the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique.