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Margaret in the Community of Renaissance and Early Modern Scholarship

Margaret in the Community of Renaissance and Early Modern Scholarship Margaret in the Community of Renaissance and Early Modern Scholarship MARIE-CLAUDE CANOVA-GREEN The recent death of Margaret M. McGowan is a great loss not only for dance historians, but also for the entire community of Renaissance and early modern scholars. Her immense erudition, her original mind and multi-faceted expertise, made her one of the leading scholars in the field. She leaves a long bibliography, too long to detail here, for over the course of her career, she published some twelve books, hundreds of articles and gave a myriad of talks and lectures. Margaret’s particular affinity for dance in all its forms can be seen in her first publication, L’Art du Ballet de Cour en France, 1581–1643, which came out in 1963. At a time when few scholars were looking at the history of dance from any period, let alone what it signified, Margaret was the first to show an interest in French sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century ballet. In particular she was concerned with the meanings conveyed by dance performances and especially interested in their social and political significance. She also pioneered interdisciplinary approaches to the study of dance, particularly the connections between painting, music, theatre, dance and décor. This care http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dance Research Edinburgh University Press

Margaret in the Community of Renaissance and Early Modern Scholarship

Dance Research , Volume 40 (2): 2 – Nov 1, 2022

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Edinburgh University Press
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Copyright © Edinburgh University Press
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0264-2875
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1750-0095
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10.3366/drs.2022.0375
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Margaret in the Community of Renaissance and Early Modern Scholarship MARIE-CLAUDE CANOVA-GREEN The recent death of Margaret M. McGowan is a great loss not only for dance historians, but also for the entire community of Renaissance and early modern scholars. Her immense erudition, her original mind and multi-faceted expertise, made her one of the leading scholars in the field. She leaves a long bibliography, too long to detail here, for over the course of her career, she published some twelve books, hundreds of articles and gave a myriad of talks and lectures. Margaret’s particular affinity for dance in all its forms can be seen in her first publication, L’Art du Ballet de Cour en France, 1581–1643, which came out in 1963. At a time when few scholars were looking at the history of dance from any period, let alone what it signified, Margaret was the first to show an interest in French sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century ballet. In particular she was concerned with the meanings conveyed by dance performances and especially interested in their social and political significance. She also pioneered interdisciplinary approaches to the study of dance, particularly the connections between painting, music, theatre, dance and décor. This care

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Dance ResearchEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2022

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