Today's Claire Chats video follows on from last's week video - click here to view that now if you haven't seen it.
Last week, I explained that the court masque that was part of the entertainments of Epiphany 1512 was a new type of entertainment and that it was the result of the merging of old English traditions with the new Italian fashion. In this week's video, I talk about this Italian fashion and how it came about.
Sources and further reading
- The Court Masque: A Study in the Relationship between Poetry and the Revels by Enid Welsford
- Spectacle, Pageantry and Early Tudor Policy by Sydney Anglo
- Court Revels 1485-1559 by W.R. Streitberger
- Inventing the Renaissance Putto by Charles Dempsey
- The Culture of Profession in Late Renaissance Italy by George W. McClure
- Epiphany 1512 - Hall's account of "a maske, a thyng not seen afore in England". See p. 526.