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Shakespeare and Music

by Christopher Wilson

Shakespeare's plays are full of music: love songs, comic ditties, serious ballads, and songs for witches and spirits. Over the centuries musicians and composers have also created musical adaptations based on Shakespeare's plays. Composer Christopher Wilson's Shakespeare and Music (1922) documents the musical history of each play across various genres, including opera and incidental music.

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Christopher Wilson is a journalist, novelist (as TP Fielden), and biographer. Wilson was born in Lancashire in 1947, the son of a naval officer. He was educated at Bedford Modern School. Wilson bega...

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