Music in Shakespearean Tragedy

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Psychology Press, 1963 - Literary Criticism - 334 pages
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First published in 1963.

When originally published this book was the first to treat at full length the contribution which music makes to Shakespeare's great tragedies, among them Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. Here the playwright's practices are studied in conjunction with those of his contemporaries: Marlowe and Jonson, Marston and Chapman. From these comparative assessments there emerges the method that is peculiar to Shakespeare: the employment of song and instrumental music to a degree hitherto unknown, and their use as an integral part of the dramatic structure.
  

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Contents

TRADITION OF VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL
1
CHAPTER II
8
Refrain of Willow Song page
18
THE WILLOW SONG
23
Willow Song
34
Willow Song
48
in OPHELIAS SONGS
53
a As ye came from the holy land
61
When griping grief the heart doth wound
120
ADULT SONGS FROM HAMLET TO OTHELLO
126
I loathe
154
BLANK VERSE PROSE AND SONGS IN KING
158
Then they for sudden joy did weep
174
Come oer the burn Bessy
181
Come oer the burn Bessy
187
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PART ONE I
195

a Merry Milkmaids
68
Hey jolly Robin
74
MAGIC SONGS
79
CHAPTER IV
80
CHAPTER v
90
ADULT SONGS AND ROBERT ARMIN
98
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PART TWO
210
RETROSPECT OF SCHOLARSHIP ON SHAKE
258
BIBLIOGRAPHY
274
Come oer the burn Bessy 188
301
When that I was and a little tiny boy 189
307
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