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Thread #66703 Message #3264074
Posted By: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
26-Nov-11 - 10:51 PM
Thread Name: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Subject: RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
..throughout the 1940's to the 1980's British character actors were praised for
and awarded for their abilities to 'do' accents and 'black up' if needs be...
..that is until we all grew up under a momentarily improved progressive education system and it became all too embarrassing......
Perhaps we should fondly remember those days as the "Sir Alec Guinness" years...???
in historical cultural context.. maybe we can understand
and try to forgive folk singers with misguided intentions
to sing in the 'correct' accent..
errmm.. has Meryl Streep blacked up yet...????