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Shakespeare's Music

Posted By Katherine B. Attie, Saturday, May 13, 2017

This panel invites papers related to musical imagery and musical performance in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Welcoming approaches ranging from musically inspired close readings to historical accounts of the place of music and musicians in and around the theaters of early modern London, the panel seeks to foster a conversation about the relationship between musical language in the plays and musical praxis on the stage.  Possible topics include songs and ballads within plays; the professional player as singer; musical instruments; musical interludes; the music of masques; the music of the everyday; musical metaphors and political thought (e.g., civic order as concord and hierarchy as harmony); the music of the spheres; music as a “universal” language; music and cognition; music and affect; representations of the Orpheus myth.

Please submit a proposal (150-word maximum), paper title (15-word maximum), and abbreviated CV (300-word maximum) by June 1st to Katherine Attie ( 

Tags:  Drama  Early Modern  Literature  Music  Shakespeare 

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