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Folk Play Research , English Folk Dance and Song Society

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Name: Folk Play Research
Institution: English Folk Dance and Song Society
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY
URL: http://www.folkplay.info/
Country: The United Kingdom

The Folk Play Research Home Page contains a wealth of materials relating to traditional guisers' and mummers' plays. The focus of the site is upon England and the British Isles, although some parts of the site cover a broader geographical area. The site hosts over 200 scripts of traditional folk plays, concentrating on the oldest extant sources and their ballad relations. These are grouped by geographical origin and the key characters involved. Also hosted on the site is the Traditional Drama Forum journal, which includes articles and reviews. There is a large set of categorised links and an annotated bibliography. Further resources include the Alex Helm Collection Inventory, a database consisting of almost 4,000 records relating to British folk plays, Morris dancing, and other traditional performances. The Nottinghamshire Plays & Customs page offers a similar database of folk plays and Plough Monday customs from the Midlands. EFDSS currently host the website.


  • English

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    Z39.50 Support? No
    Has some full-texts? No
    Open Access? Yes
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    Uploaded: 27 September 2007 by DRAI
    Last Edited: 27 September 2007 by DRAI

    Quarantine Status: Not quarantined