Henry Purcell

Standard Name: Purcell, Henry

Connections

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Anthologization Marina Warner
MW contributed to Jeanette Winterson 's collection of original stories about opera, Midsummer Nights, 2009, with Forget My Fate, a tale about Henry Purcell 's Dido and Aeneas.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
Family and Intimate relationships Sally Purcell
Her father, Robert Joseph Purcell, was descended from a brother of the composer Henry Purcell .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Jay, Peter, and Sally Purcell. “Foreword and Note on the Text”. Collected Poems, edited by Peter Jay and Peter Jay, Anvil Press Poetry, 2002, pp. 19 -24.
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Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Bury
Here she concludes by quoting, unascribed, eight lines of poetry by Congreve beginning When Lesbia first I saw, so heavenly Fair.
Bury, Elizabeth. An Account of the Life and Death of Mrs Elizabeth Bury. Bury, SamuelEditor , Printed by and for J. Penn and sold by J. Sprint, 1720.
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Such a worldly quotation seems out of character. Most of the quotations in...
Performance of text Anne Finch
Love Thou Art Best of Human Joys, a song by AF with music by Purcell first heard in 1693, was sung at Frome in Somerset at a service marking the three hundredth anniversary of...
Performance of text Mary Pix
It had been given at Drury Lane , probably during August, with songs set by Daniel Purcell , Henry 's brother. Next year MP , like Catharine Trotter , transferred her allegiance to the new...
Reception Ephelia
Mulvihill's website at http://marauder.millersville.edu/~resound/ephelia/ offers a great deal of information including identifications, put forward with greater or lesser degrees of certainty, of twenty-three historical personages named in Female Poems on Several Occasions, together with...
Textual Features Nina Hamnett
She introduces with the words Drink is a great problem an analysis of Charles Lamb 's Confessions of a Drunkard,
Hamnett, Nina. Is She a Lady? A Problem in Autobiography. Allan Wingate, 1955.
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an essay in which Lamb treats his own drinking frankly as an addiction;...
Textual Production Maureen Duffy
MD published another biography, this time of a musician: Henry Purcell (1659-1695).
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
Textual Production Margiad Evans
To finish writing it, she moved temporarily out of the family home to stay alone at a country pub some three miles away.
Lloyd-Morgan, Ceridwen. Margiad Evans. Seren, 1998.
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She dedicated it to her father (explaining that he does not...
Textual Production Emma Marshall
She returned to literature (though she may not have thought of it as such) with In the Service of Rachel, Lady Russell , A Story, 1893, and with Penshurst Castle in the time of...
Textual Production Michelene Wandor
MW has adapted two German plays for English productions: Heinrich von Kleist 's Penthesilea, about the Amazons (1977), and Ernst Toller 's The Blind Goddess (1981). She also adapted Githa Sowerby 's Rutherford and...
Textual Production Michelene Wandor
This poem sequence has been performed to music by Henry Purcell and John Hingeston . The other works in the sequence were York, a poem-libretto commemorating a massacre of Jews in York in 1190...
Textual Production Jeanette Winterson
Her contributors included Ali Smith on Beethoven 's Fidelio, Anne Enright on Dvorak 's Rusalka, Jackie Kay on Janacek 's The Makropulos Case, Joanna Trollope on Donizetti 's L'Elisir d'Amore, Kate Atkinson

Timeline

16 January 1664
The Indian Queen, the first heroic tragedy on the English stage, by John Dryden and Sir Robert Howard , opened in London.
1673
Molière 's comedyLes Femmes savantes, first staged the previous year, was published.
Probably 1684-5
Henry Purcell composed his Dido and Aeneas, a landmark in the development of opera in England.
Probably 23 April 1689
Mr and Mrs Priest's girls' school in Chelsea put on the first (private) performance of Dido and Aeneas, by Henry Purcell .
About November 1697
A tragedy by Charles Hopkins , Boadicea, Queen of Britain, starring Elizabeth Barry , scored an immense success.
1776
A group of upper-class men founded the Concert of Antient Music , to put on performances of Purcell , Handel (who was by now out of fashion), and seventeenth-century Italian composers.
1946
Benjamin Britten was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to write a score demonstrating the different orchestral instruments. He created Variations on a Theme of Henry Purcell, later recorded by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra