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Renaissance LG111213

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Name at least two famous Renaissance composers and describe the music they wrote. Josquin Desprez wrote sacred and secular music. He made about 20 masses. Palestrina wrote mainly sacred music but he also wrote over 90 madrigals. John Dowland was the greatest composer of lute music and his music was sad and written for one person.
What is a pavane? What is a galliard? What is the difference between the two? A pavane is a slow and formal dance that has a lot of bows and curtsies. Galliards are the opposite, they are lively dances in which the men hop into the air.
What were two instruments that were popular during the Renaissance? The lute and recorder were made in the Renaissance.
What type of book was Cervantes making fun of when he wrote DonQuixote? Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to make fun of books like romances of chivalry.
What are the title of some of his plays? Some of his plays were a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet.
What is a bard, and why is Shakespeare sometimes called “The Bard of Avon?” A bard is another word for a poet and he was born in Stratford-on-Avon in England.
How was a performance at the Globe Theater different from modern theatrical performances? They were different since if you were poor, you could pay a penny to watch, audiences were rude and noisy, it was common for audiences to shout comments and through objects on stage, and there was no scenery.
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