Robert Armin and Shakespeare's Performed Songs: The Literary Impact of Original Music and Singers

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After Robert Armin joined the Chamberlain's Men, singing in Shakespeare's dramas catapulted from 1.25 songs and 9.95 lines of singing per play to 3.44 songs and 29.75 lines of singing, a virtually unnoticed phenomenon. In addition, many of the songs became seemingly improvisatory-similar to Armin's personal style as an author and solo comedian. In order to study Armin's collaborative impact, this interdisciplinary book investigates the songs that have Renaissance music that could have been heard on Shakespeare's stage. They ...

Robert Armin and Shakespeare's Performed Songs: The Literary Impact of Original Music and Singers 2017, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781472458322

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