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Mummers' Play and Sword Dance

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Reginald Tiddy wrote the Mummers' Play, a ‘classic’ found all over southern England and the south Midlands, and performed in the Christmas season. Several elements of it were also present in plays ... More


Morris and Marian

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

For the next 60 years, the notion of the origins of morris put forward by Sir Edmund Chambers and Cecil Sharp held sway among the public in general and among folkdancers and folklorists in ... More


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