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Singing Simpkin and other Bawdy Jigs

Musical Comedy on the Shakespearean Stage: Scripts, Music and Context

Συγγραφέας: Clegg Roger , Skeaping Lucie
Εκδότης: University of Exeter Press
ISBN: 9780859898782
Σειρά βιβλίου: Exeter Performance Studies
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 352
Διαστάσεις: 25x2x18
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Singing Simpkin and other Bawdy Jigs"

A popular crowd-pleaser in the late 16th and mid-17th century, the dramatic jig was a short, comic, bawdy musical-drama which included elements of dance, slapstick and disguise. With a cast of ageing cuckolds and young head-strong wives, knavish clowns, roaring soldiers and country bumpkins, jigs often followed as afterpieces at London's playhouses, and were performed at fairs, in villages and in private houses. Troublesome to the authorities, they drew the crowds by offering a lively antidote to more sober theatrical fare. This performance edition presents for the first time nine examples of English dramatic jigs from the late sixteenth century through to the Restoration; the scripts are re-united as far as possible with their original tunes. It gives a comprehensive history, discusses sources, plots, instrumentation and dancing, and offers practical information on staging jigs today. Includes: Transcriptions of the original texts Contextual notes: plot synopses and discussion of sources, themes and audience reception Musical notation for each tune, with suggestions for underlay and chords, and notes on instrumention and style Appendix of dance instructions and reconstructions

Συγγραφέας/εις: Clegg Roger, Skeaping Lucie
Κατηγορία: θέατρο
Σειρά βιβλίου: Exeter Performance Studies
ISBN: 9780859898782
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 20/02/2014
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 352
Τόπος έκδοσης: Exeter
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 726 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 25x2x18 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: b&w photographs and prints; musical notation


List of illustrations Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations and referencing conventions A history of the dramatic jig The scripts and tunes: Wooing of Nan Rowland's God Son Singing Simpkin Francis' New Jig The Black Man The Jig of St. Denys' Ghost The Libel of Michael Steel Fools Fortune The Cheaters Cheated Staging the jigs Text Music Dance Appendix: Dance instruction Bibliography

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