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Thread #168730   Message #4077026
Posted By: The Sandman
27-Oct-20 - 03:01 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio4 - Morpurgo's Folk Journeys
Subject: RE: BBC Radio4 - Morpurgo's Folk Journeys
some interesting points made by one scottish speaker who claimed that folk song a century ago made social issues thought provoking, but this role has been replaced by literature and plays etc today, utter boloney
    of course this is inaccurate, for example, Dickens wrote several books that discussed social conditions a century ago, so the claim that the use of literature and plays to illuminate inequality is something new is wide of the mark.
folk song and literature and plays have always discussed the inequalities of ordinary people, it is not a new 2st century phenomenon that has been discovered by ken loach
Writers such as Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell and Charlotte Brontë illuminated contemporary social problems through detailed descriptions of poverty and inequality
Dick Miles