Notes on Music
2:53 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Fairy Floss

Henry Purcell’s popular masque of 1692, The Fairy Queen, is based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but none of Shakespeare’s text us actually used.  

It’s interesting that during this time cotton candy was referred to as “fairy floss.”  

Machine-spun cotton candy was invented in 1897 by William Morrison.  

The irony:  he was a dentist.

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