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In the second of the talks Ewan MacColl illustrates and discusses the nature of the printed broadside ballads which were specially written contemporary effusions dealing with politics, religion, so...cial comment etc. and hawked through the streets like the newspapers of later centuries.
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Module code and title: A201, Renaissance and Reformation
Item code: A201; 30
Recording date: 1971-10-23
First transmission date: 19-08-1972
Published: 1972
Rights Statement: Rights owned or controlled by The Open University
Restrictions on use: This material can be used in accordance with The Open University conditions of use. A link to the conditions can be found at the bottom of all OUDA web pages.
Duration: 00:18:27
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Producer: John Selwyn Gilbert
Contributor: Ewan MacColl
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Poetic Material
Footage description: The illustrations include 'Nothing to be Had Without Money', 'Sir Francis Drake', 'Constance of Cleveland', 'Roome for Companie', 'The Ballad of King Lear and his daughters' and 'Arden of Faversham', and they are sung by Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, and others. In studying or reading the literature of late Renaissance England it's a great temptation to concentrate on what has been called 'Hallmarked' literature and ignore everything except the output of the great poets of the period. Ewan MacColl's programmes are designed to illustrate and examine not the peaks of literary achievement but the everyday poetic material from which great poets drew occasional inspiration, and the people drew continual amusement and edification.
Master spool number: TLN41FM221J
Production number: TLN41FM221J
Available to public: no