Sound

Overview

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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230551886
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/5/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,446,882
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

ROSS BROWN is Dean of Studies and Reader in Sound at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. 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.

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Table of 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
• Theatre Sound Understood According to Phenomenology
• Resounding Theatres
• Alternative Realities
• Coda: John Levack Drever on Sound
• References

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