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Author LinkSalzman, Eric.
Title LinkThe new music theater : seeing the voice, hearing the body / Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Description viii, 408 p. :  ill. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-381) and index.
Contents Contents: Music in music theater. The voice ; Where the sound comes from ; Entr’acte I : Is there such a thing as progress in opera or music theater? ; The music -- Theater in music theater. Cultural narratives and performance institutions ; Entr’acte II : A woman’s earring, a diamond necklace, a knee, a yogi in meditation, drawing, a Mahout looking after an elephant: the language of Kathakali ; Text ; Visual strategies ; Space ; Entr’acte III : A theater of warm bodies? -- Putting it all together : la mise en scène. The American eccentrics ; Music theater as musiktheater ; From the homeland : teatro musicale ; Théâtre musical ; Music theater in Northern Europe ; Entr’acte IV : The art form that never happened ; Downtown ; Minimalism and music theater ; The show must go on ; The art of the in-between ; Extended voice ; New media and music theater ; Entr’acte V: And how did you like it? -- After the show : taking it apart. Toward a theory of the new music theater ; Notation versus improvisation? ; Popular or high art? ; Is anyone listening?
Summary Written for the reader who comes from the contemporary worlds of music, theater, film, literature and visual arts, this book describes the works themselves, and the concepts, ideas and trends that have gone into the evolution of what may be the most central performance art form of the post-modern world.
Subject LinkMusic theater -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Add.Author LinkDézsy, Thomas, 1967-

System Number 000669435
ISBN Link9780195099362 (alk. paper)
Link0195099362 (alk. paper)

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