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High Culture and Low Inns
July 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Travelers on their grand tour record many magnificent sights and sounds, but it is the hazards (bad food, bad weather, and highwaymen, to name a few) and the serendipities (new friends, chance meetings, impromptu performances) of the road that set accounts apart from one another. Travelers of course knew this, and so many accounts pull from literary models provided by romances—tales of love and adventure—to frame their stories and the music that accompany them.
Pre-concert lecture given by Sarah Iovan, Ph.D. English Renaissance, University of Wisconsin-Madison.