From melodrama to blockbuster: a comparative analysis of musical camouflage in Victorian theatre and twenty-first-century film

Robert Dean

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

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This article explores the use of music as a functional device which disguises the artificial construction of narrative media. The identification of the principles behind the specific positioning of musical material in the presentation of film and theatre reveals that in certain scenarios the aural accompaniment is not simply utilised as an emotive tool. Instead the polemic pursued in this paper reveals that music also fulfils the practical purpose of camouflaging narrative leaps in time, space and dimension. Furthermore the comparative analysis of nineteenth-century dramatic texts penned by Dion Boucicault and twenty-first century films written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan establishes both an interdisciplinary connection between the two media forms and highlights the parallel musical practices employed in the past and the present.
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)139 - 152
Nifer y tudalennau13
CyfnodolynStudies in Musical Theatre
Cyfrol1
Rhif cyhoeddi2
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 1 Ion 2007

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