New PDF release: Actor-Musicianship (Performance Books)

By Jeremy Harrison

Actor-musicianship is an everlasting function of the musical theatre panorama. Actor-musician exhibits could be obvious from Bradford to Broadway, from village halls to overseas area excursions. despite the fact that, aside from a few educational papers, there was not anything written approximately this interesting sector of theatre perform.

Jeremy Harrison's book addresses this deficit, working as either a checklist of the improvement of the actor-musician move and as a realistic consultant for college students, educators, performers and practitioners. It explores the historical past of actor-musicianship, studying its origins, in addition to investigating – and providing advice on – how this professional type of track theatre is created.

It, in flip, acts as a way of defining an paintings shape that has to this point been left to lurk within the shadows of musical theatre; a subset with its personal detailed tradition of performer, maker and viewers, yet as but no formal acceptance as a specialism in its personal correct. The actor-musician exhibit is multifarious and as such this e-book goals these drawn to mainstream advertisement paintings, in addition to substitute and avant-garde theatre perform.

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

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