By Dr Roger Clegg,Ms Lucie Skeaping
A well known crowd-pleaser within the past due 16th and mid-17th century, the dramatic jig was once a brief, comedian, bawdy musical-drama which integrated components of dance, slapstick and cover. With a solid of getting older cuckolds and younger head-strong other halves, knavish clowns, roaring squaddies and nation bumpkins, jigs frequently as afterpieces at London’s playhouses, and have been played at festivals, in villages and in inner most homes. complicated to the professionals, they drew the crowds by way of delivering a full of life antidote to extra sober theatrical fare.
This functionality version provides for the 1st time 9 examples of English dramatic jigs from the overdue 16th century via to the recovery; the scripts are re-united so far as attainable with their unique tunes. It provides a entire background, discusses assets, plots, instrumentation and dancing, and provides functional details on staging jigs today.
Transcriptions of the unique texts
Contextual notes: plot synopses and dialogue of assets, topics and viewers reception
Musical notation for every song, with feedback for underlay and chords, and notes on instrumention and style
Appendix of dance directions and reconstructions
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Singing Simpkin and other Bawdy Jigs: Musical Comedy on the Shakespearean Stage: Scripts, Music and Context (Exeter Performance Studies) by Dr Roger Clegg,Ms Lucie Skeaping