Silver Sounds and Moody Food: Theatre Music and Musicians 1575-1642

Event Date: 
16 Jul 2016

National Centre for Early Music, York, 10.00 am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm


Theatrical entertainment was hugely popular in London in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Theatre sprang up on both banks of the Thames, playwrights, actors and musicians found regular employment as members and associates of acting companies that operated under wealthy patronage. This conference looks at all aspects of musical participation in early modern theatre, including the relevance and intent of playsongs and ballads, who would have performed them, and what they played.

Further information and details of how to book are available via the National Centre for Early Music's website.