Musical and Cultural Life in Shakespeare’s England
Copiously illustrated with slides and musical examples, the lecture portrays not only the high art of court masques, music-making and dancing among the gentry and nobility, but also the broadside ballads, country dances and theatrical jigs of popular culture. The concluding section examines Shakespeare’s use of music in his plays.
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare includes more than 100 entries on music, song and dance by Jeremy Barlow; his CDs of music from the period include Songs and Dances from Shakespeare (Saydisc CD-SDL 409).
With digital slides and high quality recorded music