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English Elizabethan clown Will Kempe dancing a jig from London to Norwich in 1600. The term jig was probably derived from the French giguer, meaning 'to jump' or the Italian giga. The use of "jig" in Irish dance derives from the Irish jigeánnai, itself borrowed from the Old English giga meaning "old dance". It was known as a dance in 16th-century England, often in 12 8 time, and the term was used. Making the Irish American: History and Heritage of the Irish in the United States. Singing Simpkin and Other Bawdy Jigs: Musical Comedy on the Shakespearean Stage : Scripts, Music and Context. University of Exeter Press.
The English Stage Jig. Musical comedies from the 16th and 17th centuries for the Merriment and Delight of Wise Men and the Ignorant. Today we think of a jig as simply a dance, but in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England the word was used to describe a short musical farce featuring songs, dancing and slapstick comedy
The history of the stage jig is complex but it is likely that its origins are to be found in the oral tradition, in the dancing, clowning and misrule of the carnivals, May Games and festivals held in rural communities during the Middle Ages. As such courtly pastimes moved into professional realms, the term jig became used to describe anything from a solo song, dialogue ballad or dance to a full-blown mini-drama.
The crowds who flocked to the London playhouses in the late 16th and early 17th century expected to be amused and amazed.
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