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A lesson in politics

The prestigious drama schools Rada and Lamda, famed for producing some of the best actors and actresses in showbiz, are extending their training credentials to teaching politicians and business people how to improve their public performance skills.

Author Pauline Melville, who has been writing about the new trend, reflects on how political speaking is a performing art.

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