Theatre Squared: Theatre History in the Age of Media

  title={Theatre Squared: Theatre History in the Age of Media},
  author={Sarah Bay-Cheng},
  journal={Theatre Topics},
  pages={37 - 50}
In 1964, Canadian pianist Glenn Gould quit live performance in favor of perfecting recordings of his performances. In an essay published two years later, “The Prospects of Recording” (1966), Gould explained his decision by predicting that in the next century, the live concert would reach “extinction.” Far from a lamentable course of events, Gould embraced the end of the live performance as the opportunity for “a more cogent experience [of music] than is now possible” (47). The end of the live… 

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