(2008). O que vem primeiro: o texto, a música ou a performance? [Which comes first: the words, the music or the performance?].
In: Neiva de Matos, Cláudia; Travassos, Elizabeth and da Teixeira de Medeiros, Fernanda eds.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 7 Letras, pp. 15–45.
One obvious answer to the question in the title might seem to be that on any given occasion they are all essential, overlapping facets of the same act that cannot be split apart. But it is still worth asking the question. There have in fact been many different answers, both empirically and theoretically based, as to which element deserves the greatest attention, and various senses in which one or the other has been experienced or conceptualised as prior. An appreciation of some of the cultural and generic diversities may help us to understand better the (varying) relationships between word, music and performance and set them into wider perspective as three crucial dimensions of human experience and action.
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