Robin and his mother discuss his plan to dress smartly and brush up his manners in order to woo Joan Gromball once again. At first Joan mocks him for his lack of finesse and for being so insistent (‘‘You must’ (Sir Clown) is for the king’) but she is finally won over.
from notes by Lucie Skeaping © 2009
|The English Stage Jig|
An unusual and delightfully bawdy offering from the irrepressible Lucie Skeaping and her collaborators The City Waites. Today we think of a jig as simply a dance, but in late sixteenth- and early seventeenthcentury England the word was used to des ...» More