a.1.Resembling, or becoming to, a shepherd; pastoral; rustic.
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Inappropriately applying the Petrarchan paradigms critiqued in the foregoing cantos, Calidore must undergo the modal transformation befitting of his shepherdly surroundings.
Bridging the theatrical boundary and broadening the aural field of (g)lo(ria) to fill the full acoustic space of the Chester play's performance, Trowle replaces the old aurality of shepherdly 'fellowshippe' with a redefined aurality, one that embraces his auditors and invites them through singing into catholic Christian community.
Thus, in book 2, a distinction is drawn between the courtly audience who delight in the skill that creates the courtier's shepherdly persona and the other onlookers who are merely taken in by the disguise.