publication . Article . 2009

Decorum. Kardenia. O szalonym z "mad songu" Henry'ego Purcella

Anna Igielska;
Open Access Polish
  • Published: 13 Jun 2009
  • Publisher: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM w Poznaniu; Wydawnictwo PWSFTViT w Łodzi
  • Country: Poland
Cardenio’s Decorum. About the madman from Henry Purcell’s mad song The central topic of the article Cardenio’s Decorum is the depiction of madness in words and music. The character of Cardenio, the betrayed and lovesick Andalusian nobleman of Miguel Cervantes Saavedra’s Don Quixote, represents one of many theatrical madmen who could be seen on the English stage during the Restoration period (1660–1700) and at the same time one of those who used to present their unusual mental condition in the frame of a stage song, the so-called ‘mad song’. The function of music consists here in the transfer of affection and vivid images: bound together with unreal visions, the ...
free text keywords: Cardenio, Quixote Don, Mad songs, English Theatre (1660–1700), Purcell Henry, Vision, Decorum, Dramaturgy (sociology), Literature, business.industry, business, Mental condition, Id, ego and super-ego, Affection, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Depiction, Art, Musical
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