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Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays

Seth Lerer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582405
eISBN:
9780226582689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582689.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book argues for a new relationship between music, myth, lyric, and drama in Shakespeare's last plays. In the last plays, Shakespeare dramatizes these tensions between the social and the ... More


DAVID BRUCE (b. 1970)That Time With You (2013): Texts by Glyn Maxwell

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter addresses US-born British composer David Bruce’s That Time With You (2013). This impressive cycle retains clear stylistic traces of Bruce’s American heritage. His basic idiom is tonal ... More


Myth, Music, and Lyric

Seth Lerer

in Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582405
eISBN:
9780226582689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582689.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter outlines the scope and critical approach of the book. It reviews the history of the idea of the lyric in early modern English verse, the impact of Ovid on Shakespeare and his ... More


An Elegy for Ariel

Seth Lerer

in Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582405
eISBN:
9780226582689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582689.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents an approach to The Tempest as a play less about Prospero and his power than about Ariel and his instructions. It reads The Tempest as a play of commissioned performances, and ... More


Poetry and Performance in The Winter’s Tale

Seth Lerer

in Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582405
eISBN:
9780226582689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582689.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores The Winter’s Tale as the last of the Comedies in the First Folio, juxtaposing it with The Tempest as the first of those Comedies. It looks at how Winter’s Tale transforms the ... More


MATTHEW KING (b. 1967)Dives and Lazarus (1994): Text from Luke:16 (Tyndale Bible)

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0042
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines Dives and Lazarus. This impressive piece supplies a fresh slant to the traditional cantata on a biblical theme. It demonstrates the versatile gifts of the composer-pianist ... More


Every Trope, Every Figure

Robert Toft

in With Passionate Voice: Re-Creative Singing in 16th-Century England and Italy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199382026
eISBN:
9780199382064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199382026.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Composers employed many rhetorical figures in both their lyrics and their music, and these devices often determined the structure of solo and part songs. This section concentrates not only on English ... More


The Prosopopoeia in England

Robert Toft

in With Passionate Voice: Re-Creative Singing in 16th-Century England and Italy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199382026
eISBN:
9780199382064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199382026.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter applies the principles of eloquent delivery to two works by John Dowland, “Sorrow stay” and “In darknesse let mee dwell.” In a prosopopoeia, the singer feigns the affections and nature ... More


Philip Sidney and Musical Poesis

Scott A. Trudell

in Unwritten Poetry: Song, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834663
eISBN:
9780191874031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834663.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Music offered Philip Sidney and his milieu a unique form of communio, both in the sense of remote communication between souls and in the sense of social “community.” In The Defence of Poesy, in the ... More


Fluid practices, solid roles?: The Evolution of

Eric F. Clarke, Mark Doffman, David Gorton, and Stefan Östersjö

in Distributed Creativity: Collaboration and Improvisation in Contemporary Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199355914
eISBN:
9780199355945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199355914.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter investigates the relationship between the fluid practices that frequently characterize the work of contemporary musicians, and the more solid roles of performer and composer that ... More


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