- Zuccolo da Cologna. La Pazzia Del Ballo. Padova: 1549; reprint, Bolona
: Forni Editore,.
Justin du Coeur: This is a 62-page tract discussing dance. The Italian
is, I'm afraid, beyond my limited skills -- it's rather more challenging
than the usual limited-tense dance Italian than I can handle. My understanding
is that this primarily inveighs against dance, and the dangers of dancing,
but that should be considered hearsay until someone really reads through
the thing. I would *love* a translation, in whole or in part, for the Letter
of Dance; while it doesn't appear to contain any choreographic information,
I would suspect that it can tell us a bit about the mileu of dance in the
- Zweig, Dani (SCA pseud. Dani of the Seven Wells).
- "Instructions For Hyde Park." The Letter of Dance, no. 4 (1990).
Justin du Coeur: A reconstruction of the English Country Dance "Hyde
Park", from Playford(1651). Detailed instructions are provided, along
with an illustration of the original instructions, and a melody line.
- "Parsons Farewell." The Letter of Dance, no. 7 (1990).
Justin du Coeur: A reconstruction of the dance from the first edition
of Playford. Includes a facsimile of the
original, and an arrangement of the music by Marshall Barron. An alternate
reconstruction appears in issue #8.
- "Rounds, Heys, and Bransles: The Origin of English Country Dance."
The Letter of Dance, no. 8.
Justin du Coeur: An overview of the existing information about the
evolution of English Country Dance.
- "The Dark Horse (Playford, 1649)." The Letter of Dance, no.
9 (1991): 13-15.
Justin du Coeur: The annual April Fool's article; presents a very
early Playford dance, with a melody line strikingly similar to Horse's
Bransle. Includes "facsimile".
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