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Action

Robert Toft

in With Passionate Voice

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199382026
Published online January 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780199382064 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199382026.003.0006
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The art of speaking and singing well could not reach perfection if it lacked action, that is, elegant hand gestures combined with natural motions of the head and the body, as well as a suitable countenance. This chapter focuses on the range of action known in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.

Keywords: action; gesture; Bulwer

Chapter.  6465 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Applied Music ; Music Theory and Analysis

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