About Alex Helm - Bibliography



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Alex Helm 1920-1970

Books

The English Folk Play : Parts 1 & 2
Manchester, English Folk Dance and Song Society (1954)

The English Folk Play : Part 3
Manchester, English Folk Dance and Song Society (1955)

Five Mumming Plays for Schools
London, English Folk Dance and Song Society and Folklore Society (1965)
[n.b. There are two distinct editions of this publication, one with a green cover, the other with a white cover incorporating an Alison Helm sketch - can anyone throw light on this? Perhaps one was for FLS and the other for EFDSS?]

(with E.C. Cawte and Norman Peacock) English Ritual Drama. A Geographical Index
London, Folk-Lore Society (1967)

(with E.C. Cawte) Six Mummers' Acts
Ibstock, Guizer Press (1967)
* [n.b. There is a (1968) second printing with minor amendments.]
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Cheshire Folk Drama
Ibstock, Guizer Press (1968)
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The Chapbook Mummers' Plays : A Study of the Printed Versions of the North-West of England
Ibstock, Guizer Press (1969)
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Eight Mummers' Plays
London, Ginn (1971)

The English Mummersí Play
Woodbridge, D.S. Brewer (1981)

Staffordshire Folk Drama
Ibstock, Guizer Press (1984)
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Articles

The Cheshire Soul-Caking Play
Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Vol.VI, No.2 (1950) pp.45-50

* The Lymm (Cheshire) morris dance
Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Vol.VI, No.3 (1951) pp.100-101

The Godley Hill Morris Dance
Manchester District Newsletter : English Folk Dance and Song Society, (Apr.1954)

The rushcart and the North-Western Morris
Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Vol.VII, No.3 (1954) pp.172-179

Report on the Ordish Papers
Folk-Lore, Vol.LXVI, No.3 (Sep.1955) pp.360-362

To the Editor of Folk-Lore - The Ordish Papers
Folk-Lore, Vol.LXVII, No.2 (Jun.1956) p.115

* Midsomer Norton, Somerset, morris dancing
English Dance and Song, Vol.21, No.2 (Nov-Dec.1956) p.46

* The Lichfield morris: the story of the recovery of a 'lost tradition'
Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Vol.VIII, No.2 (1957) pp.83-104

Collectors' Corner: Survivals in Kent
English Dance and Song, Vol.22, No.6 (Sep.1958) pp.164-163 [sic]

Collectors' Corner
English Dance and Song, Vol.23, No.4 (Sep.1959) pp.115-114 [sic]

* review : Maud Karpeles, The Collecting of Folk Music and Other Ethnomusicological Material, International Folk Music Council and Royal Anthropological Institute (1958)
Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Vol.VIII, No.4 (1959) p.213

(with E.C. Cawte, R.J. Marriott and Norman Peacock), A Geographical Index of the Ceremonial Dance in Great Britain
Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Vol.IX, No.1 (1960) pp.1-41

* (with E.C. Cawte, R.J. Marriott and Norman Peacock), addenda and corrigenda
Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Vol.IX, No.2 (1961) pp.93-95

review : Violet Alford, Sword Dance and Drama, London, Merlin Press (1962)
Folklore, Vol.74, No.1 (Spring 1963) pp.346-348

The Mummers' Play
Theatre Notebook, Vol.18, No.2 (Winter 1963/64) pp.54-58 & plates 3-4

review : M.D. Anderson, Drama and Imagery in English Medieval Churches, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (1963)
Folklore, Vol.75, No.3 (Autumn 1964) p.135

In Comes I, St. George
Folklore, Vol.76, No.2 (Summer 1965) pp.118-136

* Letter to the Editor
Folklore, Vol.76, No.4 (Winter 1965) p.304

* review : Kenneth S. Goldstein, A Guide for Field Workers in Folkore, Hatboro, Folklore Associates (1964)
Folk Music Journal, Vol.1, No.2 (1966) p.121

* The Rumanian Kalusari Play
(in Alan Brody) The English Mummers and Their Plays
Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press (1970) pp.163-166

The Dramatic Action in the Vicinity of Sheffield
Lore and Language, Vol.1, No.2 (Jan.1970) pp.1-3

(Margaret Dean-Smith), obituary
Folklore, Vol.81, No.1 (Spring 1970) pp.63-64

review : Alan Gailey, Irish Folk Drama, Cork, Mercier Press (1969)
Folklore, Vol.81, No.1 (Spring 1970) pp.65-66

(Norman Peacock), obituary
English Dance and Song, Vol.32, No.2 (Summer 1970) p.75

(E.C. Cawte), obituary
Folk Music Journal, Vol.2, No.1 (1970) pp.72-73

* Rushcarts of the north-west of England
Folk Life, Vol.8 (1970) pp.20-31 & plates 5-9

Acknowledgements

* Enciclopedia dello Spettacolo
Rome, Le Maschere Vol.9 (1962) p.xxix


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