“Why, there is it: come sing me a bawdy song; make me merry!”

Henry IV Part 1, Act 2, Scene 3

Merrymaking, good times and celebrations are almost always accompanied by music in Shakespeare’s plays. Songs and tunes are guaranteed to liven things up for Shakespeare’s drunkards, dancers and raucous revellers. Read more about Shakespeare’s revelry music in the blogs listed below, or have a look at the musical artefacts related to magic found in our archives.

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