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The New Music TheaterSeeing the Voice, Hearing the Body$
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Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195099362

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.001.0001

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(p.103) Chapter 7 Space
The New Music Theater

Eric Salzman

Thomas Desi

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers the question of what constitutes a theater, and discusses time and space. It illustrates specific types of spatial arrangements for performers and audiences. Further discussion involves theater outside of conventional theaters including participatory theater, notions of “landscape” and “textscape”, movement in space, musical space, and the influence of new music-theater ideas in the opera.

Keywords:   time and space, participatory theater, landscape, textscape, movement in space, musical space, music-theater, opera

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