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dc.contributor.authorPackard, Rachel A.
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-02T21:55:00Z
dc.date.available2012-07-02T21:55:00Z
dc.date.issued2012-07-02
dc.date.submittedMay 2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/20778
dc.description.abstractA more holistic view of the Puritans in seventeenth-century Massachusetts can be reached by looking at their complex relationship with leisure and its manifestation both in their dance practice and attitudes towards dance. This thesis takes a multi-disciplinary approach in bringing to light this understanding, consisting of research into a variety of fields including music, English history, Colonial American history, social dance studies, and theology. Chapter I lays out the theological and historical heritage of the Non-separatist Puritans who sailed to Massachusetts with John Winthrop in 1630. Chapter II progresses through a detailed exploration of Puritan dance examples and analyses from England and New England. Chapter III provides a thorough explication of the first argument in Increase Mather’s 1685 tract, An Arrow against Profane and Promiscuous Dancing Drawn Out of the Quiver of Scriptures. From this research the following conclusions can be drawn: the Puritans did dance, both in England and Massachusetts, and the stereotype of Puritans who condemned dance was the result of the Puritan’s complex attitudes towards leisure which they saw as an acceptable pursuit, but only when practiced in an orderly manner.en_US
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dc.subjectPuritan, Dance, Leisure, Mather, Massachusettsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPuritans -- Massachusetts -- 17th Century
dc.subject.lcshPuritans -- England -- 17th Century
dc.subject.lcshDance -- History -- 17th Century
dc.subject.lcshDance -- Social aspects -- England --History -- 17th Century
dc.subject.lcshLeisure -- Massachusetts -- Religious aspects -- 17th Century
dc.subject.lcshLeisure -- England -- Religious aspects -- 17th Century
dc.titleDancing Along the Tightrope of Leisure: Puritans and Dance in Seventeenth-Century Massachusettsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeTheatre and Danceen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Theater and Danceen_US
dc.description.advisorSantos Newhall, Mary Anne
dc.description.committee-memberHerrera, Brian
dc.description.committee-memberAvila, Elaine


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