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Avant-Garde Theatre Sound: Staging Sonic Modernity (Avant-Gardes in Performance)


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Sound experimentation by avant-garde theatre artists of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries is an important but largely ignored aspect of theatre history. In this book, Curtin shows how attention to this activity enhances our understanding of artistic practice (modernism) and historical circumstance (modernity) and considers how avant-gardists staged sonic modernity by exploring its conceptual and communicative possibilities as well as its experiential realities. He critically examines avant-garde theatre through a composite analysis of dramatic texts, historical productions, sound recordings, philosophical speculations, and social movements.

About the Author

Adrian Curtin is a Lecturer in Drama at the University of Exeter, UK. He has written journal articles and book chapters on the subjects of theatre sound, modernism, and musical performance. He is the winner of the 2010 New Scholar's Prize, awarded by the International Federation of Theatre Research.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Sound of No Hands Clapping
1. The Acoustic Imaginary
2. Theatre Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
3. Reinventing

Product Details

Curtin, Adrian
Palgrave MacMillan
Modern - 20th Century
Theater - General
Theater - Direction & Production
Drama-Directing and Production
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13 b/w illustrations
8.5 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Directing and Production
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Production » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Acoustics

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