Difference between revisions of "Style/Specific types of releases/Theatre"

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== Applicability ==
 
== Applicability ==
This guideline specifically applies only to ''non-''opera theater releases.  [[Opera Track Style|Opera]], non-musical theater [[Soundtrack Style|film and television]] soundtracks, and [[Proposal:Game_Soundtrack_Style|video game soundtracks]] are covered by different style guidelines.  Depending on the release, [[Classical Style Guide|classical style]] or [[Proposal:Audiobook_Style|audiobook style]] also may be more appropriate. A modified form of [[Live Bootleg Style]] may also apply, in addition to this guideline.
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This guideline specifically applies only to ''non-''opera theatre releases.  [[Opera Track Style|Opera]], non-musical theatre [[Soundtrack Style|film and television]] soundtracks, and [[Proposal:Game_Soundtrack_Style|video game soundtracks]] are covered by different style guidelines.  Depending on the release, [[Classical Style Guide|classical style]] or [[Proposal:Audiobook_Style|audiobook style]] also may be more appropriate. A modified form of [[Live Bootleg Style]] may also apply, in addition to this guideline.
 
=== Examples ===
 
=== Examples ===
 
: '''Applies''':
 
: '''Applies''':
 
:*[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/00522915-b664-315f-baaf-be865c9d3a40.html Oklahoma! (1998 London Cast)]
 
:*[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/00522915-b664-315f-baaf-be865c9d3a40.html Oklahoma! (1998 London Cast)]
:: Studio recording of a musical theater work
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:: Studio recording of a musical theatre work
 
:*[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/15a2ef94-f8c5-31e9-b9d1-9ff32fa8833f.html Godspell (1973 Film Cast)]
 
:*[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/15a2ef94-f8c5-31e9-b9d1-9ff32fa8833f.html Godspell (1973 Film Cast)]
:: Recording of a filmed musical theater work; Theater soundtrack style overrides soundtrack style.
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:: Recording of a filmed musical theatre work. Theatre soundtrack style overrides soundtrack style.
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:*[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/9eb0cfee-6a72-3a88-8eb4-c7b26e0aeba9.html Chess (1984 Demo Cast)]
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:: Demo cast recording for a musical theatre work.  Note that "Demo" is proper-cased, not lower-cased.
 
:*[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/789368ce-77b9-311b-8a30-cb852d14a414.html The Little Mermaid (2007-07-26 Denver Cast)]
 
:*[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/789368ce-77b9-311b-8a30-cb852d14a414.html The Little Mermaid (2007-07-26 Denver Cast)]
:: Live bootleg of a theater cast with a known performance date.
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:: Live bootleg of a theatre cast with a known performance date.
 
::* Exclude the colon that [[Live Bootleg Style]] would normally require.
 
::* Exclude the colon that [[Live Bootleg Style]] would normally require.
 
::* If the city is easily identifiable (e.g. Toronto, London, Paris, New York, etc.), other location information may be excluded.
 
::* If the city is easily identifiable (e.g. Toronto, London, Paris, New York, etc.), other location information may be excluded.
 
:*[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/fc880131-a062-36ef-98ba-27d6c94a9100.html A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (2005 Encores! Cast)]
 
:*[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/fc880131-a062-36ef-98ba-27d6c94a9100.html A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (2005 Encores! Cast)]
:: Live bootleg of a theater cast with an unknown performance date, where only the performance season is known.
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:: Live bootleg of a theatre cast with an unknown performance date, where only the performance season is known.
 
: '''Does not apply''':
 
: '''Does not apply''':
 
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Revision as of 16:42, 13 September 2010


Status: This page describes an active style guideline proposal and is not official.



Proposal number: RFC-28
Champion: BrianFreud
Current status: In development


Trac ticket # 2146

A "theatre" release is a recording of a work for the theatre involving music, songs, and/or spoken dialogue, occasionally also including dance. Typically these works are of a musical nature, but they may also be dramatic or comedic.

Applicability

This guideline specifically applies only to non-opera theatre releases. Opera, non-musical theatre film and television soundtracks, and video game soundtracks are covered by different style guidelines. Depending on the release, classical style or audiobook style also may be more appropriate. A modified form of Live Bootleg Style may also apply, in addition to this guideline.

Examples

Applies:
Studio recording of a musical theatre work
Recording of a filmed musical theatre work. Theatre soundtrack style overrides soundtrack style.
Demo cast recording for a musical theatre work. Note that "Demo" is proper-cased, not lower-cased.
Live bootleg of a theatre cast with a known performance date.
  • Exclude the colon that Live Bootleg Style would normally require.
  • If the city is easily identifiable (e.g. Toronto, London, Paris, New York, etc.), other location information may be excluded.
Live bootleg of a theatre cast with an unknown performance date, where only the performance season is known.
Does not apply:

This guideline does not apply to compilations of songs from different shows being sung by a one or more performers, unless the songs are compiled as part of a theatrical revue.

Basic Guidelines

Caution
{{{note}}}
Guess Case lowercases the word "original" within parenthesis, which is incorrect for this guideline:
Incorrect: Allegro (1947 original Broadway Cast)
Correct:    Allegro (1947 Original Broadway Cast)