The Early Stuart Masque: Dance, Costume, and Music studies the complex impact of movements, costumes, words, scenes, music, and special effects in English illusionistic theatre of the Renaissance. Drawing on a massive amount of documentary evidence relating to English productions as well as spectacle in France, Italy, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire, the book elucidates professional ballet, theatre management, and dramatic performance at the early Stuart court. Illustrations in b/w and colour , many taken from German, Austrian, French, and English archives . Paperback cover has slight wear at corners . Pages are clear showing little sign of use. A very good copy.