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Originally published in 1927, this book provides a detailed history of the English court masque from its origins until the reign of Charles II. The text is illustrated with drawings of masque costumes and set designs, and Welsford discusses the influence that masque had on later drama and the significance that the revels had at the time. The book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British theatre history and court masque.
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- Date Published: March 2015
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107492455
- length: 474 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
- weight: 0.6kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. The Origin and History of the Masque:
1. The origin of the masque
2. The later Middle Ages: the rise of the momerie
3. The later Middle Ages: the literary and aesthetic development of the momerie
4. The Renaissance
5. The early Tudor masque
6. The Elizabethan masque
7. The Jacobean masque
8. The Caroline masque
Part II. The Influence of the Masque:
9. The influence of poetry on the masque
10. The influence of the masque on the drama
11. The influence of the masque on poetry
12. The masque transmuted
Part III. The Significance of the Revels:
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