Musicalising theatre, theatricalising music: Writing and performing intermediality in composed theatre

Megarrity, David R. (2015) Musicalising theatre, theatricalising music: Writing and performing intermediality in composed theatre. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This investigation combined musicality and theatricality in the creation of four shows: Bear with Me, The Empty City, Gentlemen Songsters and Warmwaters. Led by creative practice, the research identified four polyvalences that characterise Composed Theatre, a transformational artistic domain which offers distinct challenges for performance makers. These include tensions and resolutions between compositional and theatrical thinking; music and words; setlist and script; and finally persona and character. The research finds that these interplays not only lend Composed Theatre its distinct qualities, but offer a potential set of balances to strike for writers, performers, composers and musicians who mix music and theatre in intermedial performance.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

63 since deposited on 09 Feb 2016
63 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 88953
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Makeham, Paul & Mafe, Daniel
Keywords: Composed Theatre, Intermediality, Musicalisation, music, theatre, playwriting, performance, ukulele
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 Feb 2016 23:41
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 23:41

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page