The Art of the Masque

Abstract: 
A project dedicated to the masque as it existed in Early Modern England. Currently under development.

The Art of the Masque is a project dedicated to the masque as it existed in Early Modern England. Although its influence can be found in opera and the multimedia entertainments of the 21st century, due to the complexity and occasional nature of the masque it has become a rarely performed and largely inaccessible form to most students and scholars today. The site will include a recording of the 17th-century masque by Francis Beaumontperformed in collaboration with the Toronto Masque Theatre at Hart House Theatre in June 2008, thus bringing the masque to life for an international audience. The interactive website will also bring past and present together by linking dramaturgical materials (creative team interviews, costume sketches, music notes) on the making of this landmark performance to historical records found in REED’s Inns of Court publication.

About the Project
Founding Date: 
[forthcoming]
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Who's Involved?
People Involved: 
Sally-Beth MacLean, Peter Cockett, Larry Beckwith
DISC Members Involved: 
Sally-Beth MacLean