Palgrave Studies in British Musical Theatre

Theatre Music and Sound at the RSC

Macbeth to Matilda

Authors: Taylor, Millie

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  • Focuses on a uniquely important British company which demonstrates a consistent commitment to innovation in music/sound for theatre
  • Uses an interdisciplinary methodology that draws together archival research, interviews, performance and musicological analysis, reviews and other post-performance materials
  • Explores the importance of interdisciplinarity in analysis of theatre production and reception of performance
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This book discusses an exciting laboratory that has been developing the practice of theatre music composition and sound design since 1961: the Royal Shakespeare Company. Musical practices have evolved as composers and musical directors inherited from the past and innovated with new technology; different interpretations of single plays in multiple iterations have provided a picture of developing styles, genres, working practices, technologies and contexts; actor musicianship has been practiced quietly and without fuss; and the role of the sound designer has appeared and transformed the theatrical soundscape. This book moves to musical theatre to evidence a continuum between its rich interdisciplinary textures and the musicodramatic world of Shakespeare’s plays, positioning the RSC as an innovative company that continually expands the creative and collaborative possibilities of the theatre.

About the authors

Millie Taylor is Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Winchester, UK. She began her career as a freelance musical director. Her publications include British Pantomime Performance (2007), Singing for Musicals: A Practical Guide (2008), Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainment (2012/2016). She is co-author of Studying Musical Theatre (Palgrave, 2014), and British Musical Theatre Since 1950 (2016) and co-editor of Gestures of Music Theater: The Performativity of Song and Dance (2014).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theatre Music and Sound at the RSC
Book Subtitle
Macbeth to Matilda
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in British Musical Theatre
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95222-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95222-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95221-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06996-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 244
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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