You know you’re in trouble once Machaut’s description of the Black Death … starts doing the rounds on social media.
Those present in the chamber cannot be seen from the Salón but goings-on in the Salón can be followed and observed from the chamber…
Finally, I’d like to throw some questions out there, which go clearly beyond the current context and medium…
Part II of this blog raised many questions, though I will only mention three in this part. Why would Le Franc choose to act in this manner? Would this remodelling become apparent to his contemporary audiences? How was it enacted?
A Peek at Machaut and Le Franc – Part II Previously on the MALMECC blog: in the last post, I traced a few links between Guillaume de Machaut and Martin Le Franc and left some questions hanging as to how far they can be stretched. This is the focus of […]
Part I of IV by Uri Smilansky Helen Swift has written extensively (2017, but also 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2013) about an extraordinary work, the Complainte du livre du Champion des Dames a maistre Martin le Franc son acteur. Martin le Franc (c. 1410-1461) must have composed this 60-strophe dream-poem […]
As it is often difficult to find evidence of cultural activities even for well documented figures, this link is really intriguing. Machaut’s multiple manuscript-collections of text and music are prime surviving examples of the kind of object I am pursuing. In looking at them, I ask not what they say about Machaut, but about their owners – I do not compare the quality of readings, but the effect of their general presentation.