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Author Eubanks Winkler, Amanda.

Title O let us howle some heavy note : music for witches, the melancholic, and the mad on the seventeenth-century English stage / Amanda Eubanks Winkler
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006
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Description 1 online resource (x, 232 pages) : illustrations, music
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Music and the macrocosm : disorder and history -- "Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more" -- "Remember me, but ah, forget my fate" -- "O let us howle some heavy note" -- Disorder in the eighteenth century
Summary "This book focuses on the various ways that theatrical music represented disorderly subjects - those who presented either a direct of metaphorical threat to the health of the English kingdom in seventeenth-century England. Using theater music to examine narratives of social history, she demonstrates how music reinscribed and often resisted conservative, political, religious, gender, and social ideologies."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-222) and index
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Subject Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695. Dido and Aeneas.
Characters and characteristics in opera.
Dramatic music -- England -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Theater -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006008072
ISBN 0253027942 (electronic bk.)
9780253027948 (electronic bk.)