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Jennifer Moss Waghorn


Jennifer Moss Waghorn works on the music written for the King's Men from 1609 to 1642, and on the relationships between composers and the company. She has advised on music history for RSC productions, and has worked with the Historical Dance Society on Jacobean court masque entertainments, as well as producing educational material for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the British Library. Further research interests include early modern musical crime, ballads and alehouse music culture, and maritime music. As a member of the REP research group, she explores the lives of the men, women and children responsible for the sustained success of the King's Men. Jennifer has written and performed music for over thirty theatre productions, as well as TV documentaries and

short films. She performs regularly as a solo singer-songwriter, and with folk bands Greenman Rising and the Company of Players. Named Stratford-upon-Avon Musician of the Year in 2018, she plays a variety of instruments, including violin, guitar, mandolin, accordion, piano, hurdy-gurdy and rebec.

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