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Author Thomas, Richard K.

Title Music as a chariot. The evolutionary origins of theatre in time, sound, and music / richard K. Thomas
Published Oxford : Focal Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (456 pages)
Summary Music as a Chariot offers a multidisciplinary perspective whose primary proposition is that theatre is a type of music. Understanding how music enables the theatre experience helps to shape our entire approach to the performing arts. Beginning with a discussion on the origin and nature of time, the author takes us on an evolutionary journey to discover how music, language and mimesis co-evolved, eventually coming together to produce the complex way we experience theatre. The book integrates the evolutionary neuroscience of the human brain into this journey, offering practical implications and applications for the auditory expression of this concept-namely the fundamental techniques artists use to create sound scores for theatre. With contributions from directors, playwrights, actors and designers, Music as a Chariot explores the use of music to carry ideas into the human soul-a concept that extends beyond the theatrical to include film, video gaming, dance, or anywhere art is manipulated in time
Notes Print version record
Subject Music in the theater.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Theaters -- Sound effects.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Classical.
MUSIC -- Reference.
Music in the theater.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Theaters -- Sound effects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315145634