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The Paper Stage - Vol​.​1

by Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger

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The songs which make up these two discs are all either broadside-ballad versions of Elizabethan plays, or ballads which share common sources with those plays. For students of English literature, particularly of the drama, they offer much interesting material since they throw additional light on the character of Shakespeare’s audience. These examples of the popular literature of the time provide an accurate reflection of public taste and, in addition, give some kind of indication of the kind of stories with which people were familiar.

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released April 28, 1969

Sung by Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger


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Ewan MacColl is known to most as a songwriter and singer, but he was also of significant influence in the worlds of theatre and radio broadcasting. His art reached huge numbers through the folk clubs, greater numbers through his recordings and untold millions through the radio. ... more

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