19 lectures, Dornach, April 10, 1921; September 5-23, 1924 (CW 282) – In this course, designed for students and professionals in the stage arts, Rudolf Steiner begins with a fundamental and spiritually-rooted appreciation of human speech and what actually takes place during human communication. Speech is a spiritual activity as well as an art form, lending itself to real interaction with both higher spiritual worlds and the human world of social conversation. – Steiner shows that speech is a powerful tool for any serious dramatist in conveying the reality of worlds, whether visible or invisible, to the individual souls in the audience. – This is an essential book for anyone involved in speech work, communication arts, and many kinds of therapies. – This book is a translation from German of Sprachgestaltung und Dramatische Kunst (GA 282).