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Seventeenth-Century Masques


Barroll, Leeds, Anna of Denmark, Queen of England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001). [Gives the detailed political background to each of the early masques.]

Bath, Michael, Speaking Pictures: English Emblem Books and Renaissance Culture (Longman, 1994). [Relevant to the iconography of masques.]

Bevington, David, and Peter Holbrook, eds., The Politics of the Stuart Court Masque (Cambridge University Press, 1998).

Butler, Martin, The Stuart Court Masque and Political Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Butler, Martin, Theatre in Crisis 1632-42 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984).

Lindley, David, ed., The Court Masque (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1984).

Orgel, Stephen, The Jonsonian Masque (Columbia Univ. Press, 1981).

Orgel, Stephen, The Illusion of Power: Political Theatre in the English Revolution (California University Press, 1975).

Ravelhofer, Barbara, The Early Stuart Masque: Dance, Costume, and Music (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006).