TITLE

The Singing 'Vice': Music and Mischief in Early English Drama

AUTHOR(S)
Giles-Watson, Maura
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Early Theatre;2009, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the use and functions of music in the English interlude drama. It explains the moral interludes which called for the performances of minstrels in the anonymous 1460s play "Wisdom" and in the 1470s play "Mankind." In these interludes, the mynstrellys perform the roles of Vices whose identities personify the sins and vices that are believed to be the devil's work.
ACCESSION #
47256727

 

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