Sounds of love and death: Sonic retellings of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Mark Medini Holdsworth

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

This paper catalogues the significative techniques used by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofiev to represent love and death in their respective Romeo and Juliet adaptations. In particular, this analysis focuses on the Balcony and Tomb Scenes; the pivotal scenes of the play In which the concepts of love and death are fully developed. The author draws from semiotics, topic theory, and traditional forms of music analysis in order to construct a comprehensive study of these composers representational devices.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Tonkin, Christopher, Supervisor
  • Symons, David, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date19 Jan 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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