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O let us howle some heavy note : music for witches, the melancholic, and the mad on the seventeenth-century English stage

Author: Amanda Eubanks Winkler
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book focuses on the various ways that theatrical music represented disorderly subjects - those who presented either a direct of metaphorical threat to the health of the English kingdom in seventeenth-century England. Using theater music to examine narratives of social history, she demonstrates how music reinscribed and often resisted conservative, political, religious, gender, and social ideologies."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Henry Purcell; Henry Purcell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Eubanks Winkler
ISBN: 0253348056 9780253348050 9780253348050 0253348056
OCLC Number: 64688662
Description: x, 232 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
Contents: Music and the macrocosm : disorder and history --
"Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more" --
"Remember me, but ah, forget my fate" --
"O let us howle some heavy note" --
Disorder in the eighteenth century.
Responsibility: Amanda Eubanks Winkler.
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