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.
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.
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|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|
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