Wed 17Feb2021

Lecture by Ann Hinchliffe



What do the dance titles refer to and what might Playford have meant by 'English'?

Continuing to explore Playford's 'English Dancing Master' (1651), this lecture asks: Where did the 100+ dances and their music come from? What qualities makes them distinctly English, and could this be why John Playford published them, just after the English Civil War?

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