By Theo van Leeuwen (auth.)
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The clock was pioneered in Benedictine monasteries. In the seventh century Pope Sabinianus had decreed that Benedictine monks should pray seven times every twenty-four hours (the 'canonical hours'). Some means of keeping time became necessary. The water-dock, already known to ancient Rome, was reintroduced. Around 1345 the division Time 37 of the hour into minutes and seconds became common. In 1370 the first mechanical clock was built. In Lewis Mumford's words (1934: 13): Benedictine rule gave human enterprise the regular collective beat and rhythm of the machine; for the clock is not merely a means of keeping track of the hours, but of synchronizing the actions of men.
In addition the waltz was seen as replacing the 'stiffness' and 'artificiality' of the court dances, and creating space for self-expression (Marothy, 1974: 233). So there was on the one hand the procession dance, with its forwards movement, symbolizing progress, exploration, expansion, and nationalistic values, and on the other hand the closed couple dance, expressing the ethos of individualization, self-expression and privacy. Two tendencies, the 'heroic' and the 'sentimental', as Marothy says, the one associated with the public, the other with the private side of the industrial age, the one with work, the other with leisure, the one with the public ceremony, the other with the salon, the one, also, as McClary (1991) has very convincingly demonstrated, with constructions of 'masculinity', the other with constructions of 'femininity'.
Tomorrow'. 6. ' 7. And the footsteps continue after the voice stops to 32 Speech, Music, Sound and music as typical of radio drama generally. Music, he says (1974: 147) often serves as a kind of'bridge'. It then is: a signal that the scene is changing, music being to radio drama what curtain drops are to staged drama. Such music does not fit into a scene but fits between scenes, connecting one whole episode with another. : 145-6), often follows the convention that: spatial information is introduced at the beginning of a scene, then faded down or eliminated entirely.