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Thread #166098   Message #3991952
Posted By: Jack Campin
12-May-19 - 11:51 AM
Thread Name: If you don't like ballads......
Subject: RE: If you don't like ballads......
We know about the lutenist who called himself "Graysteil" and performed his eponymous epic for James IV of Scotland around 1500 because the Lord High Treasurer kept track of his wages. (A musician/dancer called "Wantoness" got paid similar amounts; we don't know her repertoire but she seems to have danced in the nude).

Didn't the English aristocracy track their expenditure on song and dance?