From Macbeth to Matilda at the RSC
This chapter explores the musicality of RSC productions and considers the relationship between those productions that are viewed fundamentally as plays with music, and those that openly embrace the identity of a musical. There are sections on vocal practice and training, on the functions of song, discussions of musicality and the poeticisation of space, before final case studies of Les Misérables and Matilda. Ultimately the chapter considers whether it is theoretically possible to link all the RSC productions—from Macbeth to Matilda—along a continuum of musical and dramatic practice.
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