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The Study on the Music and Stage Space in the Musical 『Notre Dame de Paris』

Kyungeun Lee, 한세대학교디자인학부실내건축디자인학과교수, Jiyoung Jung

Abstract: The study on the elements of music stage space in musicals has in particular significant implications as comprehensive theatrical art combined with various fields including music. This paper classified special characteristics between stage design in terms of visual, spat ial and objet’s points by the scenes of remarkable numbers of 『Notre Dame de Paris』 and analyzed how the stage design and music has heightened the effect interactively. In additio n to this, it has been investigated how the music and space expression described and charact erized effectively in harmony. Consequentially, the stage of 『Notre Dame de Paris』 is sym bolized with the simplicity of designs without emptiness using visual and spatial elements and objet appropriately. From the musical point of view, the numbers of 『Notre Dame de Pari s』 played a role in giving a plot and depicting character’s conflict including symbolic son gs. In stage design, there are dramatic changes of stage with configurations of huge objet and structural symbol so that the different background and situation has meaningful polysem ous functions in space and time. These kind of designs of stage in 『Notre Dame de Paris』 are contemporary approach to express restrained symbolism in space of theater. The music with lyric melodies and dynamic rhythms in 『Notre Dame de Paris』 also convey the literary narrative of the spectacle French musical.
Keywords: music / Notre Dame / stage design / Dame de Paris / structural / functions / space

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