[SCA-Dance] Halfe Hannikin

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Thu May 22 15:34:39 EDT 2008

On Thu, 22 May 2008, Charlene Charette <clclists1 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Alex Clark wrote:

>> tmcd at panix.com wrote:

>>> I notice that neither "Sides all" nor "turn[e]" say "That againe".
>>> I don't think that's significant.
>> I'm sure that it ought to be significant. The possibility that the
>> instructions might have meant "that againe" in those places was
>> inferred by the reader, but not necessarily implied by the
>> author. That makes all the difference in the world. Something that
>> is not even implicit in the source may be assumed to be modern.
> It's also important to remember that Playford was the publisher, not
> the author, of these dances.  One article I've read claimed they
> identified six different authors of the dances.  In that case,
> inconsistencies in how the same moves are described aren't
> surprising.

Speaking of something else I didn't know.  Perhaps I should have
concluded a while ago that I have no chance at present of
intelligently interpreting or discussing Playford.  My apologies for
my fumbling.

Daniel de Linccolne
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

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