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Resources for MFA acting students to locate music for their scenes and plays.
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Historical Periods

Before diving in to find resources for your scene or play, try establishing the context. People and events are often associated with specific eras or periods. Period dates and names vary according to the field of study and even within a field.  This chart compares the terms used for various time periods in music, art and literature.

 Music History

Middle Ages 500-1430

Renaissance 1430-1600

Baroque 1600-1750

Classical 1750-1820

Romantic 1820-1910

20th Century 1910-2000

21st Century 2001-

Art History

Middle Ages 500-1400

Renaissance 1400-1550

Baroque 1600-1750

Neoclassical 1750-1850

Romanticism 1780-1850

Modern 1880-1970

Contemporary 1970-

Literary History

Middle Ages 500-1500

Renaissance 1500-1670

Enlightenment 1700-1800

Romantic 1798-1870

Victorian 1837-1901

Modernism 1910-1965

Post-Modernism 1965 -

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