Silver Sounds and Moody Food: Theatre Music and Musicians 1575 – 1642

National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL

Saturday 16th July 2016

Theatrical entertainment was hugely popular in London in the late 16th and early 17th Centuries. Theatre sprang up on both banks of the Thames, playwrights, actors and musicians found regular employment as members and associates of acting companies that operated under wealthy patronage. This conference looks at all aspects of musical participation in early modern theatre, including the relevance and intent of playsongs and ballads, who would have performed them, and what they played.
10.00am – 1.00pm NCEM, St Margaret’s Church
£25.00 (students £10.00) including light lunch at 1.00pm
William Lyons“Excellent and Expert Musicians”: Who Played for the Plays in Shakespeare’s London?
Ross Duffin – Robert Johnson and Songs for the Shakespearean Stage
David Lindley – The Use of Music in the Plays for John Marston
2.00pm – 4.00pm NCEM, St Margaret’s Church
£20.00 (students £10.00) including a reviving glass of wine
David Klausner – The Performance of the Jig in the North Riding
Christopher Page – The Role of the Guitar on the Tudor and Stuart Stage