TITLE

Brother Trouble: Incest Ballads of the British Isles

AUTHOR(S)
Perry, Ruth
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Eighteenth Century: Theory & Interpretation (Texas Tech Universi;Summer/Fall2006, Vol. 47 Issue 2/3, p289
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the significance of ballads in the eighteenth century society in Scotland. Ballads were sung in taverns, camps, and laborers' cottages, as well as in the blazing halls of the wealthy. They were memorized and transmitted orally by ordinary people as well as by professional singers and actors. Some scholars believed that ballads were the work of professional minstrels, poets, and skilled musicians who entertained in the baronial mansions of the Middle Ages.
ACCESSION #
24292834

 

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