Electronics, Sound and Fury at the RSC

  • Millie Taylor
Part of the Palgrave Studies in British Musical Theatre book series (PSBMT)


This chapter turns to the development of sound design as an inseparable partner of music composition. As the tools and practices of creativity in sound design have undergone a process of transformation following the development of new technologies, so too, new listening practices and expectations of the immersive experience of theatre have emerged. Clearly such tools and practices don’t apply only to Shakespearean performance, and I refer to musicals as well as plays, but this chapter documents the changes in working practices and personnel resulting from the developing sound technologies available in the RSC theatres. The aim is to explore how the relationship between sound and music has altered since the middle of the twentieth century and what possibilities that creates.


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  • Millie Taylor
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  1. 1.Department of Performing ArtsUniversity of WinchesterWinchesterUK

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