Sound (A Reader in Theatre Practice)

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Sound (A Reader in Theatre Practice)

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Title: Sound (A Reader in Theatre Practice)
Author: Brown, Ross
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Brown explores relationships between sound and theatre, focusing on sound's interdependence and interaction with human performance and drama. Suggesting different ways in which sound may be interpreted to create meaning, it includes key writings on sound design, as well as perspectives from beyond the discipline.

REVIEW
'There is no other book that considers equally and inseparably the theory, philosophy and practice of stage sound. A rigorously controlled piece of research of great originality and of terrific significance to the discipline.' - Chris Baugh, Professor of Performance and Technology, University of Leeds, UK

'A valuable assemblage of historical perspectives and current issues in Sound Design and perception!.provocative in many ways.' - David Budries, Freelance Sound Designer; Professor of Sound Design, Yale University, USA

CONTENTS
Series Editor's Preface
Introduction: The Theatre of Sound

PART I: DRAMATURGICALLY ORGANISED NOISE
* Defining Theatre Sound Design
* What the Textbooks Say
* The Pre-History of Sound Design
* Alternative Takes Five Sound Designers in their Own Words

PART II: THEATRICALLY ORGANISED HEARING
* Problems with Sound as Scenography
* Live Listening: The Aural Phenomenology of Theatre
* Resounding Theatres
* Alternative Realities
* John Levack Drever on Sound Effect-Object-Event

Conclusion
Bibliography

AUTHOR
ROSS BROWN is Dean of Studies and Reader in Sound at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK. He is Convenor of the International Theatre Sound Colloquium His professional career as a theatre composer, musician and sound designer includes productions for BBC Radio Drama, Shared Experience, RSC, The Almeida, BAC, The Gate, The Royal Court, The Shadow Syndicate, Glasgow Citizens', Lancaster Duke's, Derby Playhouse, Red Shift and many other prestigious companies in the commercial and subsidised sectors.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 27/11/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780230551886
Publishing status: OS In-stock BN

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