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Singing Simpkin and other bawdy jigs : musical comedy on the Shakespearean stage ; scripts, music and context

Author: Roger A Clegg; Anne Daye; Lucie Skeaping
Publisher: Exeter : Univ. of Exeter Press, 2014.
Series: Exeter performance studies
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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. This performance  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger A Clegg; Anne Daye; Lucie Skeaping
OCLC Number: 881690011
Description: XII, 339 Seiten : Notenbeispiele ; 25 x 18 cm.
Contents: List of illustrationsPrefaceAcknowledgementsAbbreviations and referencing conventionsA history of the dramatic jigThe scripts and tunes: Wooing of Nan Rowland's God Son Singing Simpkin Francis' New JigThe Black ManThe Jig of St. Denys' GhostThe Libel of Michael SteelFools FortuneThe Cheaters Cheated Staging the jigs Text Music Dance Appendix: Dance instruction Bibliography
Series Title: Exeter performance studies
Responsibility: Roger Clegg and Lucie Sheaping ; with an appendix of dance instruction by Anne Daye.


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'The book reinvigorates this lively and little-known form [...] addresses the full range of formal elements of the jig: texts, music, dance, staging, social context, and audience reception, spurring Read more...

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