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Avant garde theatre sound : staging sonic modrnity / Adrian Curtain
Publication year: 2014
Media class: Paperback
Resource type: Physical
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Sound of No Hands Clapping; 1 The Acoustic Imaginary; 2 Theatre Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction; 3 Reinventing Language: Sense and Nonsense; 4 Hearing Affectively: The Noise of Avant-Garde Performance; Conclusion: A Resounding . . .; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Sound experimentation by avant-garde theatre artists of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries is an important but ignored aspect of theatre history. Curtin explores how artists engaged with the sonic conditions of modernity through dramatic form, characterization, staging, technology, performance style, and other forms of interaction.
Theaters, Sound effects
Experimental theater, History, 19th century
Experimental theater, History, 20th century
Theater, Production and direction
Pages xiv, 260 pages
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
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