Renaissance dance patterns in shakespeare’s Italian plays: An analysis of dialogues

Çikigil N.

Studies in Theatre and Performance, vol.26, no.3, pp.263-272, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1386/stap.26.3.263/1
  • Title of Journal : Studies in Theatre and Performance
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-272
  • Keywords: Coranto, Dialogue, Galliard, La volta, Pavane, Renaissance dance


This article proposes a relationship between the patterns of Renaissance dances and the shaping of significant passages of dialogue in Shakespeare’s ‘Italian’ plays, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado About Nothing. It pays particular attention to corantos, galliards, la voltas and pavanes. © Intellect Ltd 2006.