Theatre Music at the RSC

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


This chapter analyses in more detail some of the ways music functions in productions of Shakespeare plays at the RSC. The way music is used is unlikely to be unique to the RSC or to Shakespeare plays; it has developed from nineteenth-century melodrama and been transferred between film, television and theatre by composers and directors working across media. As a starting point, then, since many of the creative teams work across media one of the particular questions this chapter focuses on is the consideration of music’s liveness in a live theatre context—how is it different from film music?


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

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