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The Resource Staging harmony : music and religious change in late medieval and early modern English drama, Katherine Steele Brokaw

Staging harmony : music and religious change in late medieval and early modern English drama, Katherine Steele Brokaw

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Staging harmony : music and religious change in late medieval and early modern English drama
Title
Staging harmony
Title remainder
music and religious change in late medieval and early modern English drama
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Steele Brokaw
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Language
eng
Summary
In Staging Harmony, Katherine Steele Brokaw reveals how the relationship between drama, music, and religious change across England's long sixteenth century moved religious discourse to more moderate positions. It did so by reproducing the complex personal attachments, nostalgic overtones, and bodily effects that allow performed music to evoke the feeling, if not always the reality, of social harmony. Brokaw demonstrates how theatrical music from the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth centuries contributed to contemporary discourses on the power and morality of music and its proper role in religious life, shaping the changes made to church music as well as people's reception of those changes. In representing social, affective, and religious life in all its intricacy, and in unifying auditors in shared acoustic experiences, staged musical moments suggested the value of complexity, resolution, and compromise rather than oversimplified, absolutist binaries worth killing or dying for. The theater represented the music of the church's present and past. By bringing medieval and early Tudor drama into conversation with Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, Brokaw uncovers connections and continuities across diverse dramatic forms and demonstrates the staying power of musical performance traditions. In analyzing musical practices and discourses, theological debates, devotional practices, and early staging conditions, Brokaw offers new readings of well-known plays (Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, Shakespeare's The Tempest and The Winter's Tale) as well as Tudor dramas by playwrights including John Bale, Nicholas Udall, and William Wager
Cataloging source
P@U
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1980-
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Brokaw, Katherine Steele
Dewey number
822/.3093578
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PR658.R43
LC item number
B76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Dramatic music
  • Religion and drama
  • DRAMA
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Dramatic music
  • Religion and drama
  • England
Label
Staging harmony : music and religious change in late medieval and early modern English drama, Katherine Steele Brokaw
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Publication
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sacred, sensual, and social music: wisdom and the Digby Mary Magdalene -- Musical hypocrisy: the plays of John Bale -- Learning to sing: the plays of Nicholas Udall -- Propaganda and psalms: early Elizabethan drama -- Sound effects: Doctor Faustus -- Arts to enchant: The Tempest and The Winter's Tale
Control code
956482282
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501705915
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501705915
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22573/ctt1d25w51
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956482282
Label
Staging harmony : music and religious change in late medieval and early modern English drama, Katherine Steele Brokaw
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sacred, sensual, and social music: wisdom and the Digby Mary Magdalene -- Musical hypocrisy: the plays of John Bale -- Learning to sing: the plays of Nicholas Udall -- Propaganda and psalms: early Elizabethan drama -- Sound effects: Doctor Faustus -- Arts to enchant: The Tempest and The Winter's Tale
Control code
956482282
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501705915
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501705915
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d25w51
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956482282

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