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Music in Shakespeare

Christopher R. Wilson and Michela Calore

DOI: 10.5040/9781623560621

ISBN: 9781472520319

With an A-Z of over 300 entries, Music in Shakespeare is the most comprehensive study of all the musical terms found in Shakespeare's complete works. It includes a definition of each musical term in its

historical and theoretical context, and explores the diverse extent of musical imagery across the full range of Shakespeare's dramatic and poetic work, as well as analysing the usage of instruments and sound effects on the Shakespearean stage.

This is a comprehensive reference guide for scholars and students with interests in the thematic and allegorical relevance of music in Shakespeare, and the history of performance. Identifying all musical terms found in the Shakespeare canon, it will also be of use to the growing number of directors and actors concerned with recovering the staging conditions of the early modern theatre.

'This book maintains the high quality of previous volumes in the Athlone Shakespeare Dictionary Series...This is an authoritative volume that will be an important addition to collections in Elizabethan literature and music."-

'essential reading for historians and performers alike.' Ros King, Times Literary Supplement, 2007 Times Literary Supplement