The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1474 Wednesday, 9 August 2000.
Date: Tuesday, 8 Aug 2000 18:36:28 EDT
Subject: Music and Time
As part of my dissertation on Shakespeare's conceptualizations of time,
I am trying to figure out how music fits in. Music marks a kind of
time, a rhythm that seems to be different from clock-time or natural
time or even psychological time. Does it have something to do with
harmonizing the social with the personal? Man is a prisoner to time or
temporality but music seems to be a way of working with time as an
ally. I have been reading both deep and wide but keep running into this
strange place that music holds, particularly when time is mentioned in
Shakespeare's plays. Any advice as to where to look or
answers/opinions, particularly as regards Twelfth Night, Troilus and
Cressida or Macbeth will be gratefully appreciated.