Ballads and Performance: The Multimodal Stage in Early Modern England

"'Hear for your love, and buy for your money': Ballads and Theater as Experiential Commodities"

Tessa Watt makes note of the ballad trade’s indiscriminate treatment of content in her examination of the Stationers’ Register: “There seems to have been no sense of contradiction about printing bawdy ballads together with calls to not seem to have any special interest in their readers’ souls, but only in their purses: they printed what they thought would sell” (Cheap Print and Popular Piety, 51).

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