"Ending in Music: Romeo and Juliet and the Renaissance Jig Tradition"

Department: The Center for Early Cultures

Date and Time: January 28, 2016 | 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Event Location: TBA

Event Details

Renaissance plays, including tragedies, traditionally ended in a jig, a mixed form combining dance, music, and dramatic dialogue. Professor Matthew Smith (Azusa Pacific University) will give a lecture on Shakespeare and the jig tradition, with an emphasis on Romeo and Juliet. The lecture will be followed by a demonstration-performance by the Early Broadside Ballad Archive Performance Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

This special scholarship-and-performance event is co-sponsored by the Group for the Study of Early Cultures, the UCI Shakespeare Center, Illuminations, and the Humanities Commons