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Re: Richard in King John; New Globe
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0873.  Friday, 22 August 1997.

[1]     From:   Virginia Byrne <
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        Date:   Thursday, 21 Aug 1997 14:09:05 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0859  Re: Richard in King John

[2]     From:   Ron Ward <
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        Date:   Friday, 22 Aug 1997 11:39:47 +1200 (NZST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0856  Re: New Globe


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From:           Virginia Byrne <
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Date:           Thursday, 21 Aug 1997 14:09:05 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 8.0859  Re: Richard in King John
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0859  Re: Richard in King John

Thank you all so very much...It was driving me crazy

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Date:           Friday, 22 Aug 1997 11:39:47 +1200 (NZST)
Subject: 8.0856  Re: New Globe
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0856  Re: New Globe

Juul Muller-van Santen says

>May I add particulars to "The Musicians of the Globe"? This Early Music
>group was formed specifically for the new Globe and is directed by the
>superb Philip Pickett.

Thanks to the several responses I have got to my query, the picture of
the Globe music is beginning to emerge. So far no one has mentioned
instruments.  I assume from the above that these were played in
historically informed ways, even if Purcell (much too late) appears to
have been used, probably because he wrote such beautiful arrangements
for S's plays. S, as far as I know only mentions two contemporary
composers. Dowland was one of these, "Who ravishes so the human sense."
Can't recall the other (possibly Morley). My interest is in the
audibility e.g. of the soft voiced lute (definitely used in H8) in such
a venue. Does it carry through all the noise in the yard? I hope they
don't amplify anything, so far no one has mentioned that. S also of
course mentions Recorders, still popular at that time and up to the
Commonwealth period, returning again in a considerably altered form in
Purcell's day when the French influence destroyed much of the local
musical styles. Thanks to all who provided notes on the recordings. I
think they will get to New Zealand eventually.

Regards Ron Ward
 

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