The Actor in Search of Musical Forms. Case Studies


  • Ada Milea Babeș-Bolyai University


music-theatre, performing arts, music, musical training


This article looks at the major differences in the reception of the sounds of a musical fragment, depending on the personal experience of each individual  and his profession. The musicians relate to the sound universe guided by the constituent elements of the scores, and the actors look for connections  between sounds, gestures, words, characters, and stage situations. They can approach music in other ways than musicians and remember the melodic lines  or create accompaniments by making connections with the context in which they find themselves. In some examples that the article offers, the studied  actors demonstrate that sound can become music even in the absence of the vocal or rhythmic qualities of the performers. Other examples refer to the way  in which the personality and creativity of artists have a significant role in creating songs or the sound support they need.




How to Cite

Milea, A. (2021). The Actor in Search of Musical Forms. Case Studies. Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai - Dramatica, 66(2), 187–210. Retrieved from