- Roger Savage
In the theatre, music performed as part of the performance of a spoken drama. See also Film music, Radio and Television.
Music has been closely linked with theatre since theatre began. Dance music and song have played important roles in much folk drama. The classic forms of Asian theatre from India to Japan rely heavily on music, as do the dramatic rituals of sub-Saharan Africa and of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. The major Western theatrical forms include several in which music is all but continuous (medieval liturgical drama, ...