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Musical design in Sophoclean theater, William C. Scott

Label
Musical design in Sophoclean theater
Title
Musical design in Sophoclean theater
Statement of responsibility
William C. Scott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • William C. Scott extends concepts set forth in his Goodwin Award-winning Musical Design in Aeschylean Theater (1984) by examining scansion patterns in the odes of the seven surviving Sophoclean tragedies. Analyzing the play as performed - its full expression in words, music, and dance - Scott finds that Sophocles' metrical patterns are not a secondary detail of the plays but a central feature of their musical organization. Just as the playwright enhanced awareness of themes with a series of recurring and developing verbal images, he also designed the music to guide the audience's understanding of unfolding, often ambiguous events. The fabric of music and meaning is so tightly woven, Scott argues, that significant portions of the plays cannot be fully realized on stage unless the musical effects created by the poet are incorporated
  • While his work necessarily centers on the chorus, Scott carefully integrates that role into the meaning of the play as a whole, asserting that the chorus becomes a single persona, a character with partial knowledge, limited perspective, and inconsistent responses. The combination of words, meters, and forms provides a new perspective on each play
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scott, William C.
Dewey number
781.5/52/0938
Index
index present
LC call number
ML169
LC item number
.S38 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sophocles
  • Sophocles
  • Music, Greek and Roman
  • Greek drama
  • Drama
  • Tragedy
  • Sophocles
  • Tragedies
  • Grieks
  • Koren (letterkunde)
  • Muziek
  • Metriek
  • Theater
  • Musik
Label
Musical design in Sophoclean theater, William C. Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32589425
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 330 pages
Isbn
9780874517392
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95021611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1730886
  • (OCoLC)32589425
Label
Musical design in Sophoclean theater, William C. Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32589425
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 330 pages
Isbn
9780874517392
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95021611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1730886
  • (OCoLC)32589425

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