A Social History of Scottish Dance: Ane Celestial Recreatioun

This book is a social history of Scotland with dance as its central theme The author examines the evidence of dance in the life of the Scots in ritual, drama and recreation from earliest times to the present He traces the influences of the Renaissance and the Reformation and examines the character and place of the festival occasions of the court, the burgh and the toThis book is a social history of Scotland with dance as its central theme The author examines the evidence of dance in the life of the Scots in ritual, drama and recreation from earliest times to the present He traces the influences of the Renaissance and the Reformation and examines the character and place of the festival occasions of the court, the burgh and the township The select public dance assemblies and the artistic intellectual and practical genius of 18th century Scotland are explored in detail, followed by the era of the Quadrille, Foursome Reel and the restoration of the Scottish Country Dance.
A Social History of Scottish Dance Ane Celestial Recreatioun This book is a social history of Scotland with dance as its central theme The author examines the evidence of dance in the life of the Scots in ritual drama and recreation from earliest times to the

  • Title: A Social History of Scottish Dance: Ane Celestial Recreatioun
  • Author: George S. Emmerson
  • ISBN: 9780773500877
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. A great part of the author's attention was focused on the court, assemblies, and dancing masters (in which subjects he was detailed to the point of tedium). He mentions the covenantors several times, and although I think he joins the general dislike of them and their cause, he made an effort to be fair. His descriptions of the origins of the native dance of Scotland, and of the manner in which it was carried on in many cases makes it perfectly plain why it was forbidden by the Kirk.The book cont [...]

    2. Interesting and thorough background on all kinds of dancing enjoyed in Scotland, and more readable that some of his other books. Those, while fascinating and informative, must be approached as textbooks, and not just a little bedtime reading. It you already have the Scottish dance but, this is a good book with which to start your more in-depth study of the dance, music, and culture of Scotland.

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