Ballads and Performance: The Multimodal Stage in Early Modern England

"'Dangerous Conjectures': Ophelia’s Ballad Performance"

John Marston, Jack Drum’s Entertainment (1601), quoted in Hyder E. Rollins, “The Black-Letter Broadside Ballad,” PMLA 34 (1919): 265. For a useful selection of early modern commentaries on ballads, see Natascha Würzbach, The Rise of the English Street Ballad, 1550-1650, trans. Gayna Walls (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990), 253-284.

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