Shakespeare´s Songbook.
Eight years in the making, Shakespeare's Songbook is a meticulously researched collection of 160 songs-ballads and narratives, drinking songs, love songs, and rounds-that appear in, are quoted in, or alluded to in Shakespeare's plays. Drawing substantially on the unmatched resources of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Duffin brings complete lyrics (many newly recovered) and music notation together for the first time, and in the process sheds new light on Shakespeare's dramatic art. With performances by leading early-music singers and instrumentalists, the accompanying audio CD brings the songbook to life. Shakespeare's Songbook is the perfect gift for lovers of Shakespeare and an invaluable reference for singers, actors, directors, and scholars.

Accompanying sound disc has performances by Paul Elliott, Ellen Hargis, William Hite, Judith Malafronte, Custer LaRue, Aaron Sheehan, and accompanist, Paul O'Dette (lute and cittern).

New York, 2004. 528pp. Incluye CD de audio. Encuadernación: cartoné con sobrecubierta.

Table of Contents:

. Foreword. 11.
. Prologue. 15.
. Acknowledgments. 43.
. The Songs. 45.
App. 1. Ground Bass Melodies. 481.
App. 2. Shakespearean Pronunciation. 482.
. Source List. 488.
. Index of Titles, First Lines, and Refrains. 509.
. Index of Names and Places. 516.
. Index of Citations. 521.
. CD Contents. 525