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date: 03 July 2020

sound and sound effects 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
John BarnesJohn Barnes, John BarnesJohn Barnes, John BarnesJohn Barnes, John BarnesJohn Barnes, John BarnesJohn Barnes

Sight and hearing are the two theatrical senses because they work reliably at a distance and can be shared by an indefinite number of people simultaneously. Yet non-verbal sound has historically not been as highly valued as sight in Western theatre, and to a great extent in global theatre as well. Scientific, historical, aesthetic, and ethnographic understanding of sound in the theatre is rudimentary compared with our understanding of ... ...

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