Wilson and musical collaboration: the dramaturgy of music and musicians in Robert Wilson's practice

Cardwell-Rambo, Markee (2013) Wilson and musical collaboration: the dramaturgy of music and musicians in Robert Wilson's practice. MLitt(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This dissertation looks to investigate the intricate dramaturgies of Wilson’s practice by focusing on the devising process he has shared with a number of composers and sounds artists, namely Philip Glass, Hans-Peter Kuhn, Tom Waits, and Antony Hegarty. This will challenge the notion of Wilson being the sole author of “Wilsonian theatre,” as well as argue for the importance of music within his practice. It will also engage with ideas of musicalization, as defined by Hans-Thies Lehmann, by performing a close analysis of several of productions that Wilson has directed, such as Einstein on the Beach (1976), Christoph Gluck’s Alcestes (1987), Orlando (1989), The Black Rider (1990), Madama Butterfly (1993), and The Life and Death of Marina Abramović (2011).

Item Type: Thesis (MLitt(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: dramaturgy, musicalization, Robert Wilson, Philip Glass, Hans-Peter Kuhn, Tom Waits, Antony Hegarty.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
E History America > E151 United States (General)
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Murray, Dr Simon and Dixon, Dr Martin J
Date of Award: 22 October 2013
Depositing User: Ms Markee H Rambo-Hood
Unique ID: glathesis:2013-4944
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2014 15:05
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 15:10
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/4944

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