The Dutch Courtesan


Northern barbers and fallen women: The Dutch Courtesan and the 1604-5 repertoire

§1 James Shapiro’s engaging study 1599 encouraged us to think about a single year as a moment in early modern experience that we might zoom in on and unpack in specific ways.[1] If we apply these ideas to a repertoire as opposed to a year, a repertoire stretching across the years of 1604-5, to which [read more…]