Music and the Dramatic Text: An ETRN research event on Monday 19th May at 2pm

The European Theatre Research Network at the University of Kent is delighted to invite you to the following research event:

“Music and the Dramatic Text”

Video footage from the event

(convened by Dr David Roesner and Dr Montserrat Roser i Puig)

University of Kent, Grimond Building, Aphra Studio
Monday 19th May at 2pm

The afternoon will start with three presentations by Dr Catherine Laws (University of York, Music) Dr Montserrat Roser i Puig (University of Kent, Modern Languages, Hispanic Studies) and Dr David Roesner (University of Kent, Drama) will explore the impact of music on a range of European dramatists, their playwrighting and the musicality of their theatre-making. Music here serves as a topic, an intertextual presence, a range of structural models and an attunement to the sonic qualities of language or the rhythm of gestures.

The presentations will be followed by a student ‘work-in-progress’ production based on the Catalan author Joan Brossa’s music-theatrical miniatures “Accions Musicals” (1966-1978). These have been translated especially for this event by Dr Montserrat Roser i Puig from Catalan into English and will be performed for the first time in the UK.

The performance will be followed by a panel discussion with all speakers, the directors and the audience.

The event is funded by the School of Arts, University of Kent and Kent Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (KIASH) and attendance is free.