Comprehensive Bibliography

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Anon. A Treatise of daunses wherin it is shewed, that they are as it were accessories and dependants (or thinges annexed) to whoredome, where also by the way is touched and proued, that playes are ioyned and knit togeather in a rancke or rowe with them. London, 1581.

Arbeau, Thoinot. Orchesography. Orchésographie, 1589. Translated by Mary S. Evans and edited by Julia Sutton. New York: Dover, 1967.

Butler, Martin. “George Chapman’s Masque of the Twelve Months (1619) [With text].”English Literary Renaissance 37, no. 3 (2007): 360-400.

Caroso, Fabritio. Courtly Dance of the Renaissance: A New Translation and Edition of the “Nobiltà di Dame” (1600). Edited and translated by Julia Sutton. New York: Dover Publications, 1986, 1995.

Castiglione, Baldesar. The courtyer of Count Baldessar Castilio diuided into foure bookes. Very necessary and profitable for yonge gentilmen and gentilwomen abiding in court, palaice or place. Translated by Sir Thomas Hoby. London, 1561.

Compasso, Lutio. Ballo della Gagliarda. 1560. Edited by Barbara Sparti. Freiburg: fa-gisis, 1995.

Cotgrave, Randle, comp. A dictionarie of the French and English tongues. London, 1611.

Davies, Sir John. Orchestra or A poeme of dauncing Iudicially proouing the true obseruation of time and measure, in the authenticall and laudable vse of dauncing. London, 1596.

Dutton, Richard. Jacobean and Caroline Masques. 1981, 2 vols.

Elyot, Sir Thomas. The boke named the gouernour. London, 1531, 1537.

Fetherston, Christopher. A dialogue agaynst light, lewde, and lascivious dauncing. London, 1582.

Gosson, Stephen. The schoole of abuse conteining a plesaunt inuectiue against poets, pipers, plaiers, iesters, and such like caterpillers of a co[m]monwelth. London, 1579.

Jonson, Ben. The Complete Masques, ed. Stephen Orgel. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969. (The Yale Ben Jonson, vol. IV.)

Kemp, William. Kemps nine daies wonder, performed in a daunce from London to Norwich Containing the pleasure, paines and kinde entertainment of William Kemp betweene London and that citty in his late morrice. London, 1600.

Kendall, G. Yvonne. “Le Gratie d’Amore 1602 by Cesare Negri: Translation and Commentary.” PhD diss., Stanford University, 1985.

Lauze, François de. Apologie de la Danse by F. De Lauze 1623: A Treatise of Instruction in Dancing and Deportment. Edited and translated by Joan Wildeblood. London: Frederick Muller, 1952.

Lindley, David. Court Masques: Jacobean and Caroline Entertainments 1605-1640. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Lowin, John. Brief conclusions of dancers and dancing. London, 1609.

_____. Conclusions vpon dances, both of this age, and of the olde. Newly composed and set forth, by an out-landish doctor. London, 1607.

Montagut, Barthélemy de. Louange de la Danse. 1619. Edited by Barbara Ravelhofer. Cambridge, UK: RTM Publications, 2000.

Negri, Cesare. Le Gratie d’Amore. Milan, 1602.

Nevile, Jennifer. Footprints of the Dance: An Early Seventeenth-Century Dance Master’s Notebook. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

Northbrooke, John. Spiritus est vicarius Christi in terra. A treatise wherein dicing, dauncing, vaine playes or enterluds with other idle pastimes [et]c. commonly vsed on the Sabboth day, are reproued by the authoritie of the word of God and auntient writers. Made dialoguewise by Iohn Northbrooke minister and preacher of the word of God. London, 1577.

Orgel, Stephen, and Roy Strong. Inigo Jones: The Theatre of the Stuart Court. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973. 2 vols.

Playford, John. The English Dancing Master: or, Plaine and easie Rules for the Dancing of Country Dances, with the Tune to each Dance. 1651. Edited by Hugh Mellor and Leslie Bridgewater. London: Dance Books Ltd., 1933, 1984.

Prynne, William. Histrio-mastix. The players scourge, or, actors tragædie, divided into two parts. London, 1632.

Rainolds, John. Th’overthrow of stage-playes, by the way of controversie betwixt D. Gager and D. Rainoldes wherein all the reasons that can be made for them are notably refuted; th’objections aunswered, and the case so cleared and resolved, as that the iudgement of any man, that is not froward and perverse, may easelie be satisfied. [Middelburg,] 1599.

Sabol, Andrew J., ed. Four Hundred Songs and Dances from the Stuart Masque. Brown University Press, 1982.

_____, ed. Songs and Dances from the Stuart Masque. An Edition of Sixty-Three Items of Music for the English Court Masque from 1604 to 1641. Brown University Press, 1959.

Santucci Perugino, Ercole. Mastro da Ballo (Perugia 1614). Edited by Barbara Sparti. Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 2004.

[Shadwell, Thomas]. The Tempest, or, the Enchanted Island. London: Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringman, 1674.

Spencer, T. J. B., and Stanley Wells, eds. A Book of Masques in Honour of Allardyce Nicoll. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1967.

Stubbes, Phillip. The anatomie of abuses contayning a discouerie, or briefe summarie of such notable vices and imperfections, as now raigne in many Christian countreyes of the worlde: but (especiallie) in a verie famous ilande called Ailgna. London, 1583.


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Anders, Jessica. “Walk This Way: A Contextualization of the Dance of Death in MS M.359.” MA thesis, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2016.

Andrea, Bernadette. “Black Skin, the Queen’s Masques: Africanist Ambivalence and Feminine Author(ity) in the Masques of Blackness and Beauty.” English Literary Renaissance 29, no. 2 (1999): 246–81.

Anglo, Sydney. “The Barriers: From Combat to Dance (Almost).” Dance Research 25, no. 2 (2007): 91-106.

_____. Spectacle, Pageantry, and Early Tudor Policy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969.

Arcangeli, Alessandro. Recreation in the Renaissance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

_____. “Dance under Trial: The Moral Debate 1200-1600.” Dance Research 12, no. 2 (1994): 127-155.

_____. “Danzare per fantasmata, or the Embodiment of the Immaterial in Fifteenth-Century Italian Dance Discourse.” Revista de poética medieval 31 (2017): 109-116.

Assand, Hardin. “‘To blanch an Ethiop, and revive a corse’: Queen Anne and The Masque of Blackness.” Studies in English Literature 32, no. 2 (1992): 271–95.

Austern, Linda Phyllis. Music in English Children’s Drama of the Later Renaissance. Philadelphia: Gordon and Breach, 1992.

Atwood, Emma. “Scotch Jig or Rope Dance? Choreographic Dramaturgy and Much Ado About Nothing.” Borrowers and Lenders 10, no. 2 (2017).

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Barish, Jonas. The Antitheatrical Prejudice. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1981.

Baldwin, Elizabeth. Paying the Piper: Music in Pre-1642 Cheshire. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 2002.

Barbour, Richmond. “Britain and the Great Beyond: The Masque of Blackness at Whitehall.” Playing the Globe: Genre and Geography in English Renaissance Drama, ed. John Gillies and Virginia Mason Vaughan, pp. 129–53. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London: Associated University Presses, 1998.

Barker, Sheila, and Tessa Gurney. “House Left, House Right: A Florentine Account of Marie de Medici’s 1615 Ballet de Madam.” The Court Historian 20, no. 2 (2015): 137-165.

Barlow, Jeremy. A Dance through Time: Images of Western Social Dancing from the Middle Ages to Modern Times. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2012.

Barroll, Leeds. “Theatre as Text: the Case of Queen Anna and the Jacobean Court Masque.” The Elizabethan Theatre XIV, ed. A. L. Magnusson and C. E. McGee, pp. 175–93. Toronto: Meany, 1996.

Baskervill, Charles Read. The Elizabethan Jig and Related Song Drama. New York: Dover Publications, 1929, 1965.

Beales, Meredith. “Othello: A Dance in Three Acts by Lar Lubovitch, directed by Ashley D. Wheater, and Macbeth by Paul Vasterling, directed by Paul Vasterling.” Theatre Journal 66, no. 1 (2014): 134-136.

Beemer, Suzy. “Masks of Blackness, Masks of Whiteness: Coloring the (Sexual) Subject in Jonson, Cary, and Fletcher.” Thamyris 4, no. 2 (1997): 223–47.

Béhar, Pierre, and Helen Watanabe O’Kelly, eds. Spectaculum Europaeum: Theatre and Spectacle in Europe. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1999.

Belsey, Catherine. Shakespeare and the Loss of Eden: The Construction of Family Values in Early Modern Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.

Bennett, Karen. “Star-cross’d lovers: Shakespeare and Prokofiev’s ‘pas-de-deux’ in Romeo and Juliet.” Cambridge Quarterly 32, no. 4 (2003): 311-347.

Bergeron, David, ed. Pageantry in the Shakespearean Theater. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1985.

_____. “Pageants, Masques, and History.” The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s History Plays, ed. Michael Hattaway, pp. 41–56. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Berger, Harry, Jr., “Against the Sink-a-Pace: Sexual and Family Politics in Much Ado About Nothing,” Shakespeare Quarterly 33, no. 3 (1982): 302-313.

Bevington, David, and Peter Holbrook, eds. The Politics of the Stuart Court Masque. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Biswas, Madhavi. “‘Light Your Cigarette with My Heart’s Fire, My Love’: Raunchy Dances and a Golden-hearted Prostitute in Bhardwaj’s Omkara.”  Borrowers and Lenders 10, no. 2 (2017).

Boehrer, Bruce Thomas. “Great Prince’s Donatives: MTV Video and the Jacobean Court Masque.” Studies in Popular Culture 11, no. 2 (1988): 1–21.

Bortoletti, Francesca. “An Allegorical Fabula for the Bentivoglio-d’Este Marriage of 1487.” Dance Chronicle 25, no. 3 (2002): 321-342.

Borys, P. A. M. “Historical Changes in Morris Costume and Sponsorship.” American Morris Newsletter 14, no. 3 (1990): 7-15.

_____. “The Morris Dance and the Elizabethan Stage.” American Morris Newsletter 15, no. 1 (1991): 18-24.

Brainard, Ingrid. “Dance: Middle Ages and Early Renaissance.” Revised by Jennifer Nevile. In Grove Music Online, edited by Deane L. Root, 2014.

_____. “Even Jove Sometimes Nods.” Dance Chronicle 18, no. 2 (1995): 163-169.

_____. “New Dances for the Ball: The Annual Collections of France and England in the 18th Century.” Early Music 14, no. 2 (1986): 164-174.

Brandes, Philip. “Theater Review: Titus Redux at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.” Los Angeles Times, Sept. 3, 2010.

Brissenden, Alan. “Dancing Shakespeare.” Dance Australia, June 15, 2017.

_____. Shakespeare and the Dance. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1981, 2001.

_____. “Shakespeare and the Morris.” The Review of English Studies 30, no. 117 (1979): 1-11. [Editor’s note: See John Forrest’s The History of Morris Dancing (1999) for updates and corrections.)

Brooks, Lynn Matluck. The Art of Dancing in Seventeenth-Century Spain: Juan de Esquivel Navarro and His World. London: Associated University Presses, 2003.

_____. “Dance History and Method: A Return to Meaning.” Dance Research 20, no. 1 (2002): 33-53.

_____, ed. Women’s Work: Making Dance in Europe Before 1800. Studies in Dance History. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008.

Brown, Cedric. John Milton’s Aristocratic Entertainments. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Brown, Pamela Allen, and Peter Parolin, eds. Women Players in Early Modern England, 1500-1660: Beyond the ‘all-male stage’. Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2005.

Brown, Sarah, Robert Lublin, and Lynsey McCulloch, eds. Reinventing the Renaissance: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Adaptation and Performance. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.

Bryson, Anna. “The Rhetoric of Status: Gesture, Demeanour and the Image of the Gentleman in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England.” In Renaissance Bodies: The Human Figure in English Culture c. 1540-1660, edited by Lucy Gent and Nigel Llewellyn, 136-153. London: Reaktion Books, 1990, 1995.

Bryson, John. “Shakespeare and the Dance.” Ballet 2, no. 6 (1946): 28-36.

Buckley, Ann, and Cynthia J. Cyrus, eds. Music, Dance, and Society: Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Memory of Ingrid G. Brainard. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 2011.

Buckley, Thea. “Performing Macbeth in India’s Endangered Sanskrit Theatre Art of Kutiyattam.” Shakespeare Jahrbuch 157 (2021): 124-140.

Burden, Michael. “To repeat (or not to repeat)?: Dance Cues in Restoration English Opera.” Early Music 35, no. 3 (2007): 397-418. 

Bührle, Iris Julia. “Generic Transformations: Dancing Shakespeare from the 18th to the 21st Century.” In Choreonarratives: Dancing Stories in Greek and Roman Antiquity and Beyond, edited by Laura Gianvittorio-Ungar and Karin Schlapbach, pp. 237-256. Leiden: Brill, 2021. 

_____. “Romeo und Julia: die Tragödie als Ballett.” Shakespeare Jahrbuch 157 (2021): 65-84.

_____. “Three Hamlet ballets from World War II to the Ukrainian crisis.” Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies 102, no. 1 (2020): 69-86.

Burden, Michael. “Dancing Monkeys at Dorset Garden.” Theatre Notebook 57, no. 3 (2003): 119-135.

_____. “To Repeat (or Not to Repeat)? Dance Cues in Restoration English Opera.” Early Music 35, no. 3 (2007): 397-417.

Burke, Peter. The Fortunes of the Courtier: The European Reception of Castiglione’s Cortegiano. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996.

Burley, Anne. “Courtly Personages: the Lady Masquers in Ben Jonson’s Masque of Blackness.” Shakespeare and Renaissance Association of West Virginia—Selected Papers 10 (1985): 49–61.

Butler, Martin. “Ben Jonson’s Pan’s Anniversary and the Politics of Early Stuart Pastoral.” English Literary Renaissance 22, no. 3 (1992): 369–404.

_____. “George Chapman’s Masque of the Twelve Months (1619) [With text].”English Literary Renaissance 37, no. 3 (2007): 360-400.

_____. “The Invention of Britain and the Early Stuart Masque.” The Stuart Court and Europe: Essays in Politics and Political Culture, ed. R. Malcolm Smuts, pp. 65–85. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

_____. “Jonson’s News from the New World, the ‘Running Masque,’ and the Season of 1619–20.” Medieval and Renaissance Drama of England 6 (1993): 153–78.

_____. “Private and Occasional Drama.” English Renaissance Drama, ed. A. R. Braunmuller and Michael Hattaway, pp. 131–63. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

_____. The Stuart Court Masque and Political Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

_____. Theatre and Crisis, 1632-1640. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

_____. “‘We Are One Mans All’: Jonson’s The Gipsies Metamorphosed.” Yearbook of English Studies 21 (1991): 252–73.

_____, and Lindley, David. “Restoring Astraea: Jonson’s Masque for the Fall of Somerset.” English Literary History 61, no. 4 (1994): 807–27.

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Canova-Green, Marie-Claude. “From Tragicomedy to Epic: The Court Ballets of Desmarets de Saint-Sorlin.” Dance Research 25, no. 2 (2007): 156-166.

Cavanagh, Sheila T. “A “Merry War”: Synetic’s Much Ado About Nothing and American Post-war  Iconography.” Borrowers and Lenders 10, no. 2 (2017).

Chambers, E. K. The Elizabethan Stage. 4 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1923.

Chan, Mary. Music in the Theatre of Ben Jonson. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980.

Chappell, William. Popular Music of the Olden Time: A Collection of Ancient Songs, Ballads, and Dance Tunes Illustrative of the National Music of England. 2 vols. London, 1859.

Chevrier-Bosseau, Adeline. “Dancing Shakespeare in Europe: Silent eloquence, the body and the space(s) of play within and beyond language.” Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies 102, no. 1 (2020): 3-17.

Ciambella, Fabio. “A Corpus Linguistic Analysis of Dance Lexis in Eight Early Modern Manuscripts: From the Inns of Court to Drama.” Skenè: Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies 7, no. 2 (2021): 231-50.

_____. “Dalla parola al dumb dance show: Twelfth Night del Synetic Theater.” In Twelfth Night. Dal testo alla scena, edited by Mariangela Tempera and Keir Elam, pp. 205-20. Bologna: ELIM, 2017.

_____. “Danza, lingua e potere: (s)cortesia ne La dodicesima notte di Shakespeare.” Linguae & 19, no. 2 (2021): 13-33.

_____. Dance Lexicon in Shakespeare and His Contemporary: A Corpus-based Approach. London and New York: Routledge, 2021.

_____. “Italian Dance Tradition and Translation in Romeo and Juliet: From Narrative Sources to Shakespeare.” In Shakespeare and the Mediterranean: Romeo and Juliet, ed. Silvia Bigliazzi and Emanuel Stelzer, pp. 137-161. Verona: Skenè Theatre and Drama Studies, 2022. 

_____. “The [Italian] dancing master: English reception of Italian Renaissance terpsichorean manuals. A corpus-driven analysis.” In Reception Studies and Adaptation: A Focus of Italy, edited by Giulia Magazzù, Valentina Rossi and Angela Sileo, pp. 28-44. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2020.

_____. “There was a star danced”: Danza e rivoluzione copernicana in Shakespeare. Roma: Carocci, 2017.

Ciccarone, Erica. “With Attitude: Lucy Negro Redux, Nashville Ballet Creates a Seismic Shift in Dance.” Nashville Scene, February 11, 2019.

Çikigil, Necla. “Renaissance dance patterns in Shakespeare’s Italian plays: An analysis of dialogues,” Studies in Theatre and Performance 26, no. 3 (2006): 263-272.

_____. “Verbal Painting by means of Dance and Portraits.” In Shakespeare and the Visual Arts: The Italian Influence, ed. Michele Marrapodi, pp. 228-240. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Clegg, Roger, and Lucie Skeaping. Singing Simpkin and Other Bawdy Jigs: Musical Comedy on the Shakespearean Stage, Scripts, Music, and Context. Exeter: Exeter University Press, 2013.

Clement, Jennifer. “Beyond Shakespeare: early modern adaptation studies and its potential.” Literature Compass 10, no. 9 (2013): 677-687.

Clive, H. P. “The Calvinists and the Question of Dancing in the 16th Century.” Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance 23, no. 2 (1961): 296-323.

Condit, Jonathan. Music of the Korean Renaissance: Songs and Dances of the Fifteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984, 2009.

Coffey, John, and Paul C. H. Lim, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Cohen, Selma Jeanne, ed. International Encyclopedia of Dance: A Project of Dance Perspectives Foundation, Inc. 6 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Corrsin, Stephen D. Sword Dancing in Europe: A History. Enfield Lock, Middlesex: Hisarlik Press, 1997.

Crisp, Clement. “Into the Labyrinth: Kenneth MacMillan and his Ballets.” Dance Research 25, no. 2 (2007): 188-195.

Cross, Gary. A Social History of Leisure Since 1600. State College, PA: Venture Publishing, Inc., 1990.

Crouch, Patricia A. “Dissecting the Royal Subject: the King’s Two Bodies and the Jacobean Court Masque.” Atenea 22, no. 1–2 (2002): 17–30.

Crunelle-Vanrigh, Anny. “Much Ado about Dancing.” Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 57, no. 2 (2017): 275-301.

Cunningham, Dolora. “The Jonsonian Masque as a Literary Form.” English Literary History 22, no. 2 (1955): 108-124.

Cunningham, James. Dancing in the Inns of Court. London: Jordan & Sons, Ltd., 1965.

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Daye, Anne. “The Banqueting House, Whitehall: a site specific to dance.” Historical Dance, no. 1 (2004): 3-22. .

_____. “Ben Jonson: Choreographer of the Antimasque.” In Proceedings of the 22nd Society of Dance History Scholars Annual Conference (10-13 June 1999), compiled by Juliette Willis, 185-193. Riverside, CA: Society of Dance History Scholars, 1999.

_____. “Dancing at Court: ‘the art that all Arts doe approve’.” In Performances at Court in the Age of Shakespeare, ed. Sophie Chiari and John Mucciolo, pp. 137-149. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

_____. “Graced with Measures: Dance as an International Language in the Masques of 1613.” In The Palatine Wedding of 1613: Protestant Alliance and Court Festival, ed. Sara Smart and Mara R. Wade, pp. 289-318. Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz Verlag, 2013.

_____, comp. A Lively Shape of Dauncing: Dances of Shakespeare’s Time. Salisbury, Wiltshire: Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society, 1994.

_____. “‘The power of his commanding trident’: Tethys Festival as royal policy.” Historical Dance 4, no. 2 (2012): 19-28.

_____. “The Role of Le Balet Comique in Forging the Stuart Masque: Part 1 The Jacobean Initiative.” Dance Research 32, no. 2 (2014): 185-207.

_____. “The Role of Le Balet Comique in Forging the Stuart Masque: Part 2 Continuation.” Dance Research 33, no. 1 (2015): 50-69.

_____. “Torchbearers in the English masque.” Early Music 26, no. 2 (May 1998): 246-262.

_____. “‘Youthful Revels, Masks, and Courtly Sights’: An introductory study of the revels within the Stuart masque.” Historical Dance 3, no. 4 (1996): 5-22.

Dean, Winton. “Operas on The Tempest.” The Musical Times 105, no. 1461 (1964): 810-814.

Dean-Smith, Margaret, and E. J. Nicol. “‘The Dancing Master’: 1651-1728: Part II. Country Dance and Revelry before 1651.” Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society 4, no. 5 (1944): 167-179.

Demaray, John G. Milton and the Masque Tradition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1968.

Dennison, James T. The Market Day of the Soul: The Puritan Doctrine of the Sabbath in England, 1532-1700. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1983.

Dessen, Alan, and Leslie Thomson. A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama, 1580-1642. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Dickson, Lisa, and Andrea Downie. “Hermione Sessions: Dancing, The Winter’s Tale, and the Kinaesthetic Imagination.” Borrowers and Lenders 10, no. 2 (2017).

Diekhoff, John S., ed. A Maske at Ludlow. Cleveland: Press of Case Western Reserve University, 1968.

Dillon, Janette. “From Revels to Revelation: Shakespeare and the Mask” Shakespeare Survey 60 (2007): 58-71.

Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society. Tudors and Stuarts: Dances of Court and Country from the time of Elizabeth I and James I. 2nd ed. Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire: DHDS Publications, 2007.

Dolmetsch, Mabel. Dances of England and France from 1450 to 1600: With their Music and Authentic Manner of Performance. New York: De Capo Press, 1949, 1975.

Durham, Janelle, and Peter Durham. “Dances from the Inns of Court.” Printed privately, 1997.

Dutton, Richard. Shakespeare, Court Dramatist. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

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Edgecombe, Rodney Stenning. “Shakespeare, Ballet and Dance.” In Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts, edited by Mark Thornton Burnett, Adrian Streete, and Ramona Wray, pp. 200-218. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011.

Es, Bart van. Shakespeare in Company. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Eubanks Winkler, Amanda. Music, Dance, and Drama in Early Modern English Schools. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. 

_____, ed. Music for Macbeth. Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era. Volume 133. Middleton: A-R Editions, 2004.

_____. “The Intermedial Dramaturgy of Dramatick Opera: Understanding Genre through Performance.” Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700 42, no. 2 (2018): 13-38.

_____. “A Thousand Voices: Performing Ariel.” In A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare, edited by Dympna Callaghan, 520-538. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016.

_____, and Richard Schoch. Shakespeare in the Theatre: Sir William Davenant and the Duke’s Company. London: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2022. 

Ewbank, Inga-Stina. “‘The Eloquence of Masques’: A Retrospective View of Masque Criticism.” In Renaissance Drama: Essays Principally on Masques and Entertainments, edited by Samuel Schoenbaum, pp. 307-327. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1968.

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Fallows, David. “The Gresley Dance Collection, c.1500.” Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle 29 (1996): 1-20.

Finkelpearl, Philip. John Marston of the Middle Temple: An Elizabethan Dramatist in His Social Setting. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1969.

Fiorato, Sidia. “Mise en Scène and Subversion of Political Power through Dance: Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet.” In Visualizing Law and Authority: Essays on Legal Aesthetics, edited by L. Dahlberg, pp. 74-91. Berlin, De Gruyter, 2012.

_____. “Rilettura del potere tramite la danza: Der Sturm – La Tempesta di Jörg Mannes”, in Iconologia del Potere. Rappresentazioni della sovranità nel Rinascimento, edited by D. Carpi and Sidia Fiorato, pp. 172-194. Ombre Corte: Verona, 2011.

______. “La danza e l’immaginario shakespeariano: Oberon e Titania in The Dream di Sir Frederick Ashton.” In L’immagine e la parola, edited by C. Battisti, pp. 37-50. Verona: Ombre Corte, 2010.

_____, and John Drakakis, eds. Performing the Renaissance Body: Essays on Drama, Law, and Representation. Berlin: DeGruyter, 2016. Includes “Introduction: Performances, Regulations and Negotiations of the Renaissance Body. Legal and Social Perspectives,” pp. 1-26, and “The Performance of the Queen Consort’s Sovereignty: Queen Anna of Denmark,” pp. 247-272.

Forrest, John. The History of Morris Dancing, 1458-1750. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999.

Fortier, Mark. “Dancing with Shakespeare: Tom Stroud and Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers.” Canadian Theatre Review 111 (Summer 2002): 43-45.

Foster, Susan Leigh, ed. Choreographing History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.

Franko, Mark. Dance as Text: Ideologies of the Baroque Body. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

_____. The Dancing Body in Renaissance Choreography, c. 1416-1589. Birmingham, AL: Summa Publications, 1986.

_____. “Fragment of the Sovereign as Hermaphrodite: Time, History, and the Exception in Le Ballet de Madame.” Dance Research 25, no. 2 (2007): 119-133.

Fultz, Benjamin. “Romeo and Juliet: the ballets.” Dance Chronicle 16, no. 3 (1993): 401-404.

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Gair, Reavley. The Children of Paul’s: The Story of a Theatre Company, 1553-1608. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

Gilman, Ernest B. “‘All eyes’: Prospero’s Inverted Masque.” Renaissance Quarterly 33, no. 2 (1980): 214–30.  

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_____. The Voice of Elizabethan Stage Directions: The Evolution of a Theatrical Code. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 1999.

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McManus, Clare. “Defacing the Carcass: Anna of Denmark and Ben Jonson’s Masque of Blackness.” Refashioning Ben Jonson: Gender, Politics, and the Jonsonian Canon, ed. Julie Sanders, Kate Chedgzoy and Susan Wiseman, pp. 93–113. New York: St. Martin’s Press-now Palgrave Macmillan, 1998.

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_____. “Stealing Center Stage: Female Mountebanks, Pseudoscience and Non-Professional Theater.” English Language Notes 47, no. 2 (2009): 35-47.

Monahin, Nona. “Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet: Some Consequences of the ‘Happy Ending’.” Borrowers and Lenders 10, no. 2 (2017).

_____. “Writing for Posterity: A Reassessment of Arbeau’s Orchésographie (1589).” In Congress on Research in Dance Conference Proceedings (13-16 November 2014), compiled by Helen Thomas, Rebekah Chappell, and Erin Donahue, pp. 125-135. Congress on Research in Dance, 2015.

________, and Christian Rogowski. “Text, Music, Dance: Conflicting Allegiances in Angelin Preljocaj’s Roméo et Juliette.” In Dance Studies Association Conference Proceedings (5-8 July 2018), compiled by Courtney Harris, pp. 66-77. Dance Studies Association, 2018.

Morgan, Jennifer M. “Death, War, Dance, and Discovery: The Representation of Percussion Instruments in Medieval and Early Modern French Literature.” PhD diss., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2018.

Morris, Ann Pleiss. “The Queen’s Masques: Rethinking Jacobean Masques and an English Feminine Theater.” Philological Quarterly 97, no. 4 (2018): 467-480.

Mullally, Robert. “More about the Measures.” Early Music 22, no. 2 (1994): 414-438.

_____. “Measure as a Choreographic Term in the Stuart Masque.” Dance Research 16, no. 1 (Summer 1998): 67-73.

Mzezewa, Tariro. “What if Shakespeare’s Dark Lady Told Their Love Story? What if It Were a Ballet?” The New York Times, February 5, 2019.

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Naylor, Edward W. Shakespeare and Music, with Illustrations from the Music of the 16th and 17th Centuries. London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1896.

Nevile, Jennifer. “Choreography and Meaning in Renaissance Danced Spectacles: A Catalyst for Discussion.” Historical Dance 4, no. 2 (2012): 29-33.

_____. “Dance in Early Tudor England: An Italian Connection?” Early Music 26, no. 2 (1998): 230-234, 237-242, 244.

_____. “Decorum and Desire: Dance in Renaissance Europe and the Maturation of a Discipline.” Renaissance Quarterly 68, no. 2 (2015): 597-612.

_____. The Eloquent Body: Dance and Humanist Culture in Fifteenth-Century Italy. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004.

_____. Footprints of the Dance: An Early Seventeenth-Century Dance Master’s Notebook. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

_____. “Learning the Bassadanza from a Wolf: Andrea Calmo and Dance.” Dance Research 30, no. 1 (2012): 80-97.

_____. “‘Rules for Design’: Beauty and Grace in Caroso’s Choreographies.” Dance Research 25, no. 2 (2007): 107-118.

_____, ed., Dance, Spectacle, and the Body Politick, 1250-1750. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2008.

Norbrook, David. “‘The Masque of Truth’: Court Entertainments and International Protestant Politics in the Early Stuart Period.” The Seventeenth Century 1, no. 2 (July 1986): 81–110.

Normand, Lawrence. “Witches, King James, and The Masque of Queens.” Representing Women in Renaissance England, ed. Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth, pp. 107–20. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1997.

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Oh, Elisa. “‘In Motion Swift and Even’: Perpetual Motion and Othering in Ben Jonson’s The Masque of Blackness and The Masque of Beauty.” Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies, December 8, 2014.

Orgel, Stephen. The Illusion of Power: Political Theater in the English Renaissance. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1975.

_____. “Jonson and the Amazons.” Soliciting Interpretation: Literary Theory and Seventeenth-Century English Poetry, ed. Elizabeth D. Harvey and Katharine Eisaman Maus, pp. 119–39. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.

_____. The Jonsonian Masque. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967.

Ortiz, Joseph M. Broken Harmony: Shakespeare and the Politics of Music. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011.

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Packard, Rachel. “Dancing Along the Tightrope of Leisure: Puritans and Dance in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts.” MA thesis, University of New Mexico, 2012.

Palmer, Barbara D. “Court and Country: the Masque as Sociopolitical Subtext.” Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England: An Annual Gathering of Research, Criticism and Reviews 7 (1995): 338–54.

Parolin, Peter. “‘If I had begun to dance’: Women’s Performance in Kemps Nine Daies Wonder.” Early Theatre 15, no. 1 (2012): 45-63.

Parry, Caroline Balderston. “‘The Maypole is up, now give me the cup…’.” REED Newsletter 11, no. 1 (1986): 7-9.

Parry, Graham. “The Politics of the Jacobean Masque.” Theatre and Government under the Early Stuarts, ed. J. R. Mulryne and Margaret Shewring. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Parsons, Elinor. “An Inexplicable Dumbshow? Narrative Innovation in Robert Helpmann’s Hamlet (1942).” Australian Studies 4 (2012). Web archive copy.

_____. “‘Struts and frets’: Physical eloquence in Vladimir Vasiliev’s Macbeth.” In Shakespeare on Screen: Macbeth, edited by Sarah Hatchuel, Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin, and Victoria Bladen, pp. 365-378. Rouen: Publications de l’Université de Rouen et du Havre, 2013.

_____. “‘Therefore ha’ done with words’: Shakespeare and Innovative British Ballets. In The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance, edited by Lynsey McCulloch and Brandon Shaw, pp. 387-404. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Payne, Ian. The Almain in Britain, c.1549-c.1675: A Dance Manual from Manuscript Sources. Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2003.

Pennino- Baskerville, Mary. “Terpsichore Reviled: Antidance Tracts in Elizabethan England.” Sixteenth Century Journal 22, no. 3 (1991): 475-494.

Pfandl-Buchegger, Ingrid. “The Performing Body in Renaissance Literature and Dance.” Anglia Journal of English Philogy 132, no. 1 (2014): 23-39.

_____, and Gudrun Rottensteiner. “Metareferentiality in early dance: the Jacobean antimasque.” Metareference across Media: Theory and Case Studies, edited by Werner Wolf, pp. 469-498. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009.

Plank, Steven. “‘And Now about the Cauldron Sing’: Music and the Supernatural on the Restoration Stage.” Early Music 18, no. 3 (1990): 392-407.

Pollard, Tanya. Shakespeare’s Theater: A Sourcebook. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2003.

Pontremoli, Alessandro, ed. “Virtue et arte del danzare”: Contributi di storia della danza in onore di Barbara Sparti. Rome: Aracne Editrice, 2011.

  • Arcangeli, Alessandro. “Renaissance Dance and Writing: the Case of Arcangelo Tuccaro,” pp. 39-48.
  • Harris-Warrick, Rebecca. “Naturalizing Novelty: Italian Opera as Parisian Audiences Saw It in 1729,” pp. 165-179.
  • Heller, Wendy. “Ermiona and the Ballo dei beozi (1636): A Padovan Legacy for Benetian Theatrical Dance,” pp. 115-131.
  • McGinnis, Katherine Tucker. “‘Face Time-Mask Time’: The Merging and Diverging of Public and Private Space in Sixteenth-Century Dance Practices,” pp. 83-97.
  • Note: Additional essays are in Italian.

Pruiksma, Rose. “Of Dancing Girls and Sarabandes: Music, Dance, and Desire in Court Ballet, 1651-1669.” The Journal of Musicology 35, no. 2 (2018): 145-182.

Pugliese, Patri J. “Why Not Dolmetsch?” Dance Research 13, no. 2 (1981): 21-24.

Pugliese, Patri J., and Joseph Casazza. “Practise for Dauncinge,” 1980, 1999.

Prange, Gerda. “Shakespeares Äußerungen über die Tänze seiner Zeit.” Shakespeare Jahrbuch 89 (1953): 132-161.

Pyron, Mary Virginia. “‘Sundry Measures’: Dance in Renaissance Comedy.” PhD diss., Vanderbilt University, 1987.

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Ranum, Patricia. “Audible Rhetoric and Mute Rhetoric: The 17th-century French Sarabande.” Early Music 14, no. 1 (1986): 22-40.

Ravelhofer, Barbara. “Burlesque Ballet, a Ballad and a Banquet in Ben Jonson’s The Gypsies Metamorphos’d (1621).” Dance Research 25, no. 2 (2007): 144-155.

_____. “Dance.” Ben Jonson in Context, edited by Julie Sanders, pp. 171-180. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

_____.  “Dancing at the Court of Queen Elizabeth.” In Queen Elizabeth I: Past and Present, edited by Christa Jansohn, pp. 101-115. Münster: Lit Verlag, 2004.

_____. The Early Stuart Masque: Dance, Costume, and Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

_____.  “Middleton and dance.” The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton, edited by G. Taylor and T. Henley, pp. 130-147. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

_____. “Queen Henrietta Maria’s Dramatic Activities.” In Heroines of the Golden Stage: Women and Drama in Spain and England, 1500-1700, edited by Rina Walthau and Marguérite Corporaal, pp. 129-142. Kassel: Reichenberger, 2007.

_____. “Shakespeare and Dance.” Shakespeare Jahrbuch 157 (2021): 13-30.

_____. “‘Virgin Wax’ and ‘Hairy Men-Monsters’: Unstable Movement Codes in the Stuart Masque.” In The Politics of the Stuart Court Masque, edited by David Bevington and Peter Holbrook, pp. 244-272. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Rebhorn, Wayne A. Courtly Performances: Masking and Festivity in Castiglione’s Book of the Courtier. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1978.

Reid, Lindsay Ann. “The (lost) tune of ‘Raging Love’ and its reverberations in Isabella Whitney’s Copy of a Letter.” Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies 102, no. 1 (2020): 103-120.

Reimers, Sara, and Richard Schoch. “Performing Restoration Shakespeare Today : Staging Davenant’s Macbeth.” Shakespeare Bulletin 37, no. 4 (2019): 467-489.

Reiter, Susan. “A Street Smart ‘Romeo + Juliet.” Review of New York City Ballet’s “Romeo + Juliet.”  DanceviewTimes 5, no. 18 (2007).

Rinehart, Lisa. “Get Real.” Review of Mark Morris Dance Group’s “Romeo & Juliet, On Motifs of Shakespeare.” DanceviewTimes, May 21, 2009.

Robertson, Karen. “Pocahontas at the Masque.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society 21, no. 3 (1996): 551–583.

Rodgers, Amy J. “Creation Myths: Inspiration, Collaboration, and the Genesis of Romeo and Juliet.” Borrowers and Lenders 10, no. 2 (2017).

_____. A Monster with a Thousand Hands: The Discursive Spectator in Early Modern England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. (BookFinder)

Rygg, Kristin. Masqued Mysteries Unmasked: Early Modern Music Theater and its Pythagorean Subtext. Hillsdale, NY : Pendragon Press, 2000.

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Salmen, Walter. “Dances and Dance Music, c. 1300–1530.” In New Oxford History of Music, vol. 3.1, edited by Reinhard Strohm and Bonnie J. Blackburn, 162-190. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Savage, Roger. “Rameau’s American Dancers.” Early Music 11, no. 4 (1983): 441-452.

Schoch, Richard W. “(Im)pressing Texts and Spectacular Performance: the Quarrel between Ben Jonson and Inigo Jones.” Constructions 9 (1994): 1–12.

Schwarz, Kathryn. “Amazon Reflections in the Jacobean Queen’s Masque.” Studies in English Literature 35, no. 2 (1995): 293–309.

Scolieri, Paul A. Dancing the New World: Aztecs, Spaniards, and the Choreography of Conquest. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013.

Semenza, Gregory M. Colón. Sport, Politics, and Literature in the English Renaissance. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2003.

Semmens, Richard. “A Sorcerer’s Apprentice? John Weaver’s Comic Muse.” In Congress on Research in Dance Conference Proceedings (13-16 November 2014), compiled by Helen Thomas, Rebekah Chappell, and Erin Donahue, pp. 160-167. Congress on Research in Dance, 2015.

Shaw, Brandon. “Effacing Rebellion and Righting the Slanted: Declassifying the Archive of MacMillan’s (1965) and Shakespeare’s (1597) Romeo and Juliets.” Dance Research Journal 49, no. 2 (2017).

Shaw, Catherine M. “The Tempest and Hymenaei.” Cahiers Elisabéthains 26 (1984): 29–39.

Shewring, Margaret, and J. R. Mulryne. “Dancing Towards Death: Masques and Entertainments in London and Florence as precedents for Thomas Middleton’s Women Beware Women.” Dance Research 25, no. 2 (2007): 134-143.

Siddiqi, Yumna. “Dark Incontinents: the Discourse of Race and Gender in Three Renaissance Masques.” Renaissance Drama 23 (1992): 139–63.

Smid, Deanna. “Spoken song and imagined music in Cymbeline.” Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies 102, no. 1 (2020): 87-102.

Smith, Irwin. “Ariel and the Masque in The Tempest.” Shakespeare Quarterly 21 (1970): 213–23.

Smith, Judy. “The Art of Good Dancing—Noble Birth and Skilled Nonchalance. England 1580-1630.” Historical Dance 2, no. 5 (1986/7): 30-32.

Smith, Judy, and Ian Gatiss. “What Did Prince Henry Do with His Feet on Sunday 19 August 1604?” Early Music 14, no. 2 (1986): 198-207.

Smith, William Michael. “Aftermath: Dominic Walsh Dance Theater’s Titus Andronicus, with Two Star Symphony, at Hobby Center’s Zilkha Theater” Houston Press, Oct. 17, 2008.

Sokolova, Alla V. “The Court Culture in France, Italy and England in 16-17th Centuries: Interaction and Mutual Influence.” Tarih Kültür ve Sanat Araştırmaları Dergisi (Journal of History Culture and Art Research) 9, no. 4 (2020): 134-145.

Sorell, Walter. “Shakespeare and the Dance.” Shakespeare Quarterly 8, no. 3 (1957): 367-384.

Sparti, Barbara. “Antiquity as Inspiration in the Renaissance of Dance: The Classical Connection and Fifteenth-Century Italian Dance.” Dance Chronicle 16, no. 3 (1993): 373-390.

_____. “‘Artistic’ Theory of Dance in Fifteenth-Century Italy.” Yearbook for Traditional Music 35 (2003): 183-185.

_____. “Breaking Down Barriers in the Study of Renaissance and Baroque Dance.” Dance Chronicle 19, no. 3 (1996): 255-276.

_____. Dance, Dancers, and Dance-masters in Renaissance and Baroque Italy. Bologna: Massimiliano Piretti Editore, 2015.

_____. “The 15th-century balli Tunes: A New Look.” Early Music 14, no. 3 (1986): 346-357.

_____. “What Can Pictures Tell Us (and Not Tell Us) about Dance? Reading Italian Renaissance Iconography.” In Proceedings of the 20th Society of Dance History Scholars Annual Conference (19-22 June 1997). Riverside, CA: Society of Dance History Scholars, 1997.

Sponsler, Claire. “Writing the Unwritten: Morris Dance and Theatre History.” In Representing the Past: Essays in Performance History, eds. Charlotte M. Canning and Thomas Postlewait, 84-113. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2010.

Steele, M. S. Plays & Masques at Court during the Reigns of Elizabeth, James and Charles. New York: Russell & Russell, 1926, 1968.

Stevens, Andrea. “Mastering Masques of Blackness: Jonson’s Masque of Blackness, The Windsor text of The Gypsies Metamorphosed, and Brome’s The English Moor.” English Literary Renaissance 39, no. 2 (2009): 396-426.

Stokes, James. “The Ongoing Exploration of Women and Performance in Early Modern England: Evidences, Issues, and Questions.” Shakespeare Bulletin 33, no. 1 (2015): 9-31.

Stokes, James, and Ingrid Brainard. “‘The olde Measures’ in the West Country: John Willoughby’s manuscript.” Records of Early English Drama Newsletter 17, no. 2 (1992): 1-10.

Streitberger, W. R. The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I’s Court Theatre. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Strong, Roy. Splendor at Court: Renaissance Spectacle and the Theater of Power. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973.

Sutton, Julia. “Cadential Formulae in Music and Dance in Sixteenth-Century Italy.” In Proceedings of the 20th Society of Dance History Scholars Annual Conference (19-22 June 1997). Riverside, CA: Society of Dance History Scholars, 1997.

_____.  “Dance: Late Renaissance and Baroque to 1730: (i) Before 1630.” In Grove Music Online, edited by Deane L. Root, 2014.

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Temple, Michele. The Middle Eastern Influence on Late Medieval Italian Dances: Origins of the 29987 Istampittas. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2001.

Terry, Esther. “Belonging While Black: A Choreography of Imagined Silence in Early Modern African Diasporic Dance.” PhD diss., University of Pittsburgh, 2016.

Thiel, Sara B. T. “‘Cushion Come Forth’: Materializing Pregnancy on the Stuart Stage.” In Stage Matters: Props, Bodies, and Space in Shakespearean Performance, eds. Annalisa Castaldo and Rhonda Knight, 143-158. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2018.

_____. “Performing Blackface Pregnancy at the Stuart Court: The Masque of Blackness and Love’s Mistress, or the Queen’s Masque,” Renaissance Drama 45, no. 2 (2017): 211-236.

Thierry, Demaubus. “Ritual, Ostension and the Divine in the Stuart Masque.” Literature and Theology 17, no. 3 (2003): 298–313.

Thomas, Max W. “Kemps Nine Daies Wonder: Dancing Carnival into Market.” PMLA 107, no. 3 (1992): 511-523.

Thomson, Peter, and Roger Clegg. “He’s for a jig or a tale of bawdry—’: Notes on the English Dramatic Jig.” Studies in Theatre and Performance 29, no. 1 (2009): 67-83.

Thorp, Jennifer, and Michael Burden, eds. Ballet de la Nuit. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2010.

_____. “Dance in Late 17th-Century London: Priestly Muddles.” Early Music 26, no. 2 (1998): 198–210.

Todd, Margo. “Profane Pastimes and the Reformed Community: The Persistence of Popular Festivities in Early Modern Scotland.” The Journal of British Studies 39, no. 2 (2000): 123-156.

Traiger, Lisa. “Washington Ballet’s 7×7: Shakespeare.” DanceviewTimes 5, no. 18 (2007).×7.html.

Twycross, Meg, and Sarah Carpenter. Masks and Masking in Medieval and Early Tudor England. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2002.

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Underdown, David. “‘But the Shows of their Street’: Civic Pageantry and Charivari in a Somerset Town, 1607.” Journal of British Studies 50, no. 1 (2011): 4-23.

_____. Revel, Riot, and Rebellion: Popular Politics and Culture in England 1603-1660. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985.

van der Leeuw, Tracy Lee. “Dancing Queen, Elizabeth I and Anna of Denmark: Dance, Masques, and the Queen’s Role.” PhD diss., University of Minnesota, 2003.

van Orden, Kate. Music, Discipline, and Arms in Early Modern France. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Vittes, Laurence. “Titus Redux: Theater Review.” The Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 14, 2010.

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Wagner, Ann. Adversaries of Dance: From the Puritans to the Present. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1997.

Walkling, Andrew. English Dramatick Opera, 1661-1706. Abingdon: Routledge, 2019.

_____. “The Masque of Actaeon and the Antimasque of Mercury: Dance, Dramatic Structure, and Tragic Exposition in Dido and Aeneas.” Journal of the American Musicological Society 63, no. 2 (2010): 191-242.

Walls, Peter. Music in the English Courtly Masque 1604-1640. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996.

Ward, John. “Apropos ‘The olde Measures.’” Records of Early English Drama Newsletter 18, no. 1 (1993): 2-21.

_____. “The Manner of Dauncying.” Early Music 4 (1976): 127-142.

Waxman, Donald, ed., with Wendy Hilton. A Dance Pageant: Renaissance and Baroque Keyboard Dances. Boston: Galaxy Music Corporation (E. C. Schirmer), 1992. (This is a music collection with notes and commentary on the dance types.)

Weddle-Mulholland, Katona Dail. “A study of the metaphorical language of Renaissance dance in four of Shakespeare’s comedies: Love’s Labor’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Tempest.” PhD diss., Central Missouri State University, 1999.

Welsford, Enid. The Court Masque: A Study in the Relationship between Poetry & the Revels. Cambridge: Russell & Russell, 1962.

_____. “Italian Influence on the English Court Masque.” The Modern Language Review 100, Supplement (2005): 75-90.

West, Russell. “Perplexive Perspectives: the Court and Contestation in the Jacobean Masque.” Seventeenth Century 18, no. 1 (2003): 25–43.

West, William. “When is the Jig Up—and What is it Up To?” In Locating the Queen’s Men, 1583-1603: Material Practices and Conditions of Playing. Edited by Helen Ostovich, Holger Schott Syme, Andrew Griffin. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2009.

Wetmore, Kevin J., Jr. “Review of Titus Redux; Hamlet, Prince of Darkness; and Pulp Shakespeare.” Shakespeare Bulletin 30, no. 2 (2012): 207-212.

Wickham, Glynne. “Masque and Anti-masque in The Tempest.” Essays and Studies 28 (1975): 1–14.

Wienpahl, Robert. Music at the Inns of Court during the Reigns of Elizabeth, James, and Charles. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International for the Department of Music, California State University, Northridge, 1979.

Wharton, Robin. “‘There Are No Mothers-in-Law in Ballet’: ‘Doing’ Shakespeare in dance.” Shakespeare Bulletin 23 (2005): 7-22.

Whitlock, Keith. “John Playford’s the English Dancing Master 1650/51 as Cultural Politics.” Folk Music Journal 7, no. 5 (1999): 548-578.

Whitta, James. “Performing the Medieval Masculine Subject Through Grace.” In Dance Studies Association Conference Proceedings (5-8 July 2018), compiled by Courtney Harris, pp. 193-210. Dance Studies Association, 2018.

Williams, Seth Stewart. “[They dance]: Collaborative Authorship and Dance in Macbeth.” In The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance, edited by Lynsey McCulloch and Brandon Shaw, pp. 237-260. Oxford University Press, 2019.

_____. “Virtual Motion: Dance and Mobility in Early Modern English Literature.” PhD diss., Columbia University, 2017.

Wilson, David R. “Dancing in the Inns of Court.” Historical Dance 2, no. 5 (1986-1987): 3-16.

_____. “The Old Measures and the Inns of Court: A Note.” Historical Dance 3, no. 3 (1994): 24.

Wilson, Richard. “Dance of Death: Hitler and the Morris Men.” Shakespeare Jahrbuch 157 (2021): 85-109.

Winerock, Emily F. “Churchyard capers: the controversial use of church space for dancing in early modern England.” In The Sacralization of Space and Behavior in the Early Modern World: Studies and Sources, edited by Jennifer Mara DeSilva, pp. 233-256. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015.

_____. “Competitive Capers: Gender, Gentility, and Dancing in Early Modern England.” In The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition, edited by Sherril Dodd, pp. 66-86. Oxford University Press, 2018.

_____. “Discourteous Courtesies and Irreverent Reverences: Rethinking the Renaissance Bow.” In Dance Studies Association Conference Proceedings (5-8 July 2018), compiled by Courtney Harris, pp. 211-219. Dance Studies Association, 2018. 

_____. “Licence to Speak: Gender and Masking in Shakespearean Dance Scenes.” Shakespeare Jahrbuch 157 (2021): 46-64.

_____. “‘Performing’ Gender and Status on the Dance Floor in Early Modern England.” In Worth and Repute: Valuing Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Essays in Honour of Barbara Todd), edited by Kim Kippen and Lori Woods, pp. 449-472. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2011.

_____. “Reformation and Revelry: The Practices and Politics of Dancing in Early Modern England, c.1550-c.1640.“ PhD diss., University of Toronto, 2012.

_____. “Staging Dance in English Renaissance Drama.” In Proceedings of the 34th Society of Dance History Scholars Annual Conference (23-26 June 2011), compiled by Ken Pierce. Riverside, CA: Society of Dance History Scholars, 2011.

_____. “‘We’ll measure them a measure, and be gone’: Renaissance Dance Practices and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.” Borrowers and Lenders 10, no. 2 (2017).

_____. “‘What dances shall we have?’ Assembling the Evidence of Non-Courtly Dancing in Shakespearean England.” In Dance Studies Association Conference Proceedings (19-22 October 2017), compiled by Jens Giersdorf and Kayla White, pp. 103-113. Dance Studies Association, 2017.

Witchel, Leigh. “Shakespeare and Surprises.” Review of American Ballet Theatre’s “The Dream” and “The Tempest.” DanceviewTimes, July 31, 2014.

_____. “Young lovers right the ship in ABT’s stormy Tempest. New York Post, October 31, 2013.

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Wynne-Davies, Marion. “The Queen’s Masque: Renaissance Women and the Seventeenth-Century Court Masque.” Gloriana’s Face: Women, Public and Private, in the English Renaissance, ed. S. P. Cerasano and Marion Wynne-Davies, pp. 79–104. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1992.

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