The Brussels Basse Danse Book – a critical edition, edited and
translated by Robert Mullally.
This publication offers for the first time a critical edition of the
single most important source of the French basse danse. It provides
emended choreographies and music for all the dances, including the
choreographies of some not hitherto included in collections It also
covers historical and palaeographical aspects of the manuscript in
general and of the dances in particular. An appendix briefly
discusses questions of performance, and demonstrates how all the steps
cited in the manuscript might be interpreted.
Robert Mullally was a student for some years in Wendy Hilton’s
Historical Dance classes. He has published extensively in well-known
academic journals on various aspects of the subject and on related
topics. His PhD thesis (King’s College London, 2007) on a medieval
dance, the carole, was published in 2011.
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