Actor-Musicianship (Performance Books) by Jeremy Harrison

By Jeremy Harrison

Actor-musicianship is an everlasting function of the musical theatre panorama. Actor-musician exhibits will be noticeable from Bradford to Broadway, from village halls to overseas enviornment excursions. even though, aside from a number of educational papers, there was not anything written approximately this attention-grabbing quarter of theatre perform.

Jeremy Harrison's book addresses this deficit, working as either a list of the advance of the actor-musician circulation and as a pragmatic consultant for college kids, educators, performers and practitioners. It explores the heritage of actor-musicianship, analyzing its origins, in addition to investigating – and providing suggestions on – how this professional type of track theatre is created.

It, in flip, acts as a way of defining an artwork shape that has thus far been left to lurk within the shadows of musical theatre; a subset with its personal distinct tradition of performer, maker and viewers, yet as but no formal reputation as a specialism in its personal correct. The actor-musician express is multifarious and as such this ebook objectives these attracted to mainstream advertisement paintings, in addition to substitute and avant-garde theatre perform.

The ebook attracts jointly services from a number of disciplines with contributions from some of the prime figures during this box, together with performers, administrators, academics, MDs, manufacturers and writers. It additionally includes a foreword by means of theatre director John Doyle.

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