Folk Play Links - Candidate Links

Compiled by C. Little



Links listed have been already suggested, but not yet compiled.


Drama

001 * Robin Hood and His Crew of Souldiers
002 * Robin Hood and the Friar and Robin Hood and the Potter
003 * Robin Hood and the Tanner [c.f. Inglesham text & Kempsford text & Shipton-under-Wychwood text]
004 * Robyn Hod and the Shryff off Notyngham

Pantomime

005 * British Theatre Guide [Links to academic, professional and amateur pantomime websites]
006 * John Rich [in: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition, Cambridge, University Press, 1911, Vol.XXIII, p.292 - A biography of the English actor (1692-1761), and "father of English pantomime".]
007 * Qdos Entertainment 'Pantomime Homepage' [Pantomime producer employing over 1,000 people and producing thirty pantomimes a year. Includes information on past and future productions in the UK]
008 * The Old English Pantomime [in: The Drama: Its History, Literature and Influence on Civilization, ed.by Alfred Bates. London, Historical Publishing Company, 1906, Vol. 15, pp.78-81 - A history of the development of the art of mime in eighteenth century England]
009 * Theatre Museum: Collections [Includes many images relating to English Pantomime, as well as puppets and toy theatre]
010 * www.its-behind-you.com: The Magic of Pantomime [Comprehensive website on British pantomime, hosted by the Ugly Sisters: Nigel Ellacott and Peter Robbins]

Scripts

011 * A Pleasant Comedie, called Wily Beguilde [1606, pp.1-3 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: Early English Books Online]
012 * The Vindication of Christmas [1653 [1652], p.8 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: Early English Books Online]
013 * Robin Hood and the Tanner, [from Robin Hoods Garland;, 1663 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: Early English Books Online]
014 * ~ Robin Hood and the Tanner; [{1640-1665} - from Robin Hood: A Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs and Ballads,, by [Joseph Ritson], 1795, Vol.II pp.30-37 - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
015 * A Collection of English Proverbs [by J. Ray, 1670, p.211 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: Early English Books Online]
016 * ~ Observations on Popular Antiquities: [by John Brand, 1777, p.185 - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
017 * Diphilo and Granida [from The Wits, or, Sport upon Sport, by Francis Kirkman, 1673, pp.24-25 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: Early English Books Online]
018 * Love for Love: A Comedy [by Mr [William] Congreve, 1695, pp.41-43 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: Early English Books Online]
019 * The Mountebank: [by Leveridge, from Farewel Folly:, by Motteux, 1707, p.213 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]
020 * Rosamond. An Opera [by [Joseph Addison], 1707 - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
021 * The Infallible Doctor [{1700~1740}]
022 * King Henry V. his Conquest of France, [n.d.]
023 * The Honest Yorkshire-Man [by Carey, 1736 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]
024 * The Diverting History of John Gilpin, [from The Task, a Poem,, by William Cowper, 1785, pp.342/3-359 - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
025 * Second Thoughts are Best [{1780~1812}]
026 * Young Roger of the Mill [{1820~1824}]
027 * A New Dialogue Between a Husbandman and a Servant Man [{1790~1840}]
028 * ~ Nursery Rhymes [by [?], in Blackwoods' Edinburgh Magazine, Vol.XXXVII No.CCXXXIII, Mar. 1835, p.476]
029 * ~ A Glossary of Provincial Words Used in Teesdale in the County of Durham [by [Frederick Trotter Dinsdale], 1849, pp.129-130 - entry for 'Sword Dancers' - Staindrop fragment?]
030 * A Glossary of Berkshire Words and Phrases [by Maj B. Lowsley, 1888, pp.17-21 - [Hampstead Norreys ?] mid-Berkshire text; 21-22 - Compton fragment; 22 - at Steventon & Brightwalton [sic]; 114 - entry for 'Mummers']
031 * The Truro Cordwainers' Play: a 'New' Eighteenth-Century Christmas Play [by Peter Millington, in Folklore, Vol.114 No.1, Apr. 2003]
032 * ~ The Mummers' Play [by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923 - Cornwall text - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]
033 * ~ From Stage to Folk: a Note on the Passages from Addison's Rosamond in the 'Truro' Mummers' Play [by Tom Pettitt, in Folklore, Vol.114 No.2, Aug. 2003]
034 * Some Ancient Christmas Carols, [2nd edition] [coll. by Davies Gilbert, 1823 - [unlocated] fragment]
035 * Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern; [by William Sandys, 1833, pp.civ-cxi; 174-178 - [unlocated] text]
036 * Contributions to Early English Literature [1849, [Pt.IV in this copy] - 'Band, Ruffe, and Cuffe, A Costume Shew: Newes out of Islington: and A Derbyshire Mummer's Play', ed. by James Orchard Halliwell, 1849, pp.35-40, iii-iv - [unlocated] text]
037 * The Ballads & Songs of Derbyshire [ed. by Llewellynn Jewitt, 1867, pp.115-119 - 'The Derby Ram' - song]
038 * Guising and Mumming in Derbyshire. I. The Old Tup. II. The Old Horse [by S.O. Addy, in Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, Vol.XXIX, 1907, pp.31-42 - Castleton, (Handsworth Woodhouse & Handsworth old tup songs, at Upperthorpe, Norton & Dronfield; [Eckington ?] "the old horse" song, at Norton & Dronfield; 36 - mumming (non-play) at Laneshaw Bridge; 42fn - guisers at Aston-on-Trent)]
039 * A Glossary of Words used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield [by Sidney Oldall Addy, 1888, pp.163-164 - entry for 'Old Horse']
040 * Guising and Mumming in Derbyshire. I. The Old Tup. II. The Old Horse [by S.O. Addy, in Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, Vol.XXIX, 1907, pp.(31-42 - Castleton, Handsworth Woodhouse & Handsworth old tup songs, at Upperthorpe, Norton & Dronfield;) [Eckington ?] "the old horse" song, (at Norton & Dronfield; 36 - mumming (non-play) at Laneshaw Bridge; 42fn - guisers at Aston-on-Trent)]
041 * The Mobiad: or, Battle of the Voice [by Andrew Brice, 1770, p.90 - Exeter fragment]
042 * Christmas Mummers in Dorsetshire [by J.S. Udal, in Folk-Lore Record, Vol.III Pt.I, 1880, pp.87-116 - [Symondsbury] text; south-west [Bridport ?] text]
043 * The Bishoprick Garland, [by [Sir Cuthbert Sharp], 1834, pp.58-62 - text; 85 - extract from Topliff]
044 * The Mummers' Play [by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923 - Sapperton text - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]
045 * The Christmas Mummers [by [Anon][Charlotte Mary Yonge], 1858, pp.79-102 - text]
046 * Hampshire Mummers [by Mackenzie E.C. Walcott, in Notes and Queries, 3rd Ser. Vol.I No.4, 25th Jan. 1862, p.66]
047 * The Mummers' Play [by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923 - Burghclere {?} text - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]
048 * The Mummers' Play [by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923 - Bursledon text - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]
049 * ~ Geoff Metcalf Collection [extract [Duplicate and confusing - Leigh play, performed in the Westerham district said elswehere by the Darent Valley Champions to be from Brasted.]]
050 * Hawkshead: [by Henry Swainson Cowper, 1899, pp.334-337 - 'The Easter Pace-Egg Play' - Satterthwaite text & at Hawkshead]
051 * Notices Illustrative of the Drama, and Other Popular Amusements, [of Leicester] [by William Kelly, 1865, pp.53-57 - Lutterworth text]
052 * Plough Monday Mummeries [II] [by Mabel Peacock [daughter of Edward Peacock], in Notes and Queries, 9th Ser. Vol.VII No.176, 11th May 1901, pp.363-365 - Kirton in Lindsey text]
053 * Plough Monday Mummeries [I] [by Mabel Peacock, in Notes and Queries, 9th Ser. Vol.VII No.174, 27th Apr. 1901, pp.322-324 - Hibaldstow "plough-jags" text; Winterton fragment; western slope of the Wolds text]
054 * The Mummers [by G.W.Septimus Piesse, in Notes and Queries, 2nd Ser. Vol.X No.259, 15th Dec. 1860, pp.466-467 - Chiswick text]
055 * The Shepherd's Calendar; [by John Clare, 1827, pp.95 - 'December' - "Morris-dance"; (156-157 - 'The Rivals; A Pastoral' - "Plough-witch-Monday")]
056 * Glossary of Northamptonshire Words and Phrases, [by Anne Elizabeth Baker [sister of George Baker], 1854, Vol.II pp.41 - entry for 'Mummers' - citation of Brockett, Hunter, Carr, Halliwell; (123-124 - entry for 'Plough Monday, or Plough-Witch Monday'; 124 - entry for 'Plough Witches', 'Plough Witching';) 429-432 - 'Appendix : Mumming' - at Brackley; Thenford Hall [Thenford House], Thenford text, some years since]
057 * ~ An Old-world Village and its Christmas Folk Lore [by V.T. Sternberg [Librarian of Sion College], in Notes and Queries, [1st Ser.] Vol.X No.269, 23rd Dec. 1854, p.502 - ficticious village]
058 * The Dialect and Folk-Lore of Northamptonshire [by Thomas Sternberg, 1851, p.72; 184 - entry for 'Mummers'; fragment]
059 * ~ Observations on Popular Antiquities: [by John Brand, 1777, p.185 - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
060 * ~ Alexander, and the King of Egypt [Newcastle, T. Saint chapbook text - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
061 * Selection of the most popular Melodies of the Tyne and the Wear [extract from Robert Topliff, [ca. 1815], p.37 - 'The Sword Dancers' tune]
062 * Selection of the most popular Melodies of the Tyne and the Wear [extract from Robert Topliff, [ca. 1815], p.42 - 'The Sword Dancers' words]
063 * The Oldest British Folk Play [by Michael J. Preston, in Folklore Forum, Vol.VI No.3, Jul. 1973, pp.168-174 - Islip text from Percy Manning Collection]
064 * Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards [by Edward Jones, 1794, p.108 - Oxfordshire text - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
065 * Notes on Some Old-Fashioned English Customs: The Mummers; [by G.A. Rowell, in Folk-Lore Journal, Vol.IV No.2, Jun? 1886, pp.97-101 - at ?; text; fragment]
066 * History of the Parish and Town of Bampton, [2nd edition] [by Rev J.A. Giles [Curate of Bampton, First Portion], 1848, pp.60, 176-178 - text, 1847 - incorporates [Southwick ?] fragments]
067 * The Mummers' Play [by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923 - Lower Heyford text - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]
068 * The Mummers' Play [by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923 - Cuddesdon text - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]
069 * The Mummers' Play [by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923 - Waterstock text - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]
070 * The Eccentricities of John Edwin, Comedian [by Anthony Pasquin [John Williams], Vol.I, [1791], pp.253, 262-264 - Bristol text - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
071 * The Mummers' Play [by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923 - Ovingdean text - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]
072 * Christmas Customs in Sussex [by Frederick E. Sawyer, in Notes and Queries, 6th Ser. Vol.VIII No.208, 22nd Dec. 1883, pp.483-484 - Sompting text]
073 * ~ Wiltshire Record Office [Ref. 2598/36] [Alfred Williams Collection - Inglesham text - citation of Folk Songs]
074 * The Christmas Boys," or "Mummers" [by Walter Buchanan [son of Vicar of Potterne], in Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, Vol.XXVII No.LXXXI, Jun. 1894, pp.311-314 - Potterne text, between 1875 and 1890]
075 * Observations on the Sword-Dance and Mummers Play [by Douglas Kennedy, in Journal of the English Folk Dance Society, 2nd Ser. No.3, 1930, pp 32-33 - Alton Barnes text, via Stanton St Bernard - informed by J.M. Lawson]
076 * Modern Mumming [by Cuthbert Bede [Rev Edward Bradley][was Curate of Leigh], in Notes and Queries, 2nd Ser. Vol.XI No.275, 6th Apr. 1861, pp.271-272 - Upper Howsell & Lower Howsell text, 1856]
077 * The Mummers' Play [by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923 - Malvern text - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]
078 * The Mummers' Play [by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923 - Belfast text - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]
079 * Christmas Mumming in Ireland [by Bryan Jones, in Folk-Lore, Vol.XXVII No.3, Sep. 1916, pp.301-307 - Dundalk text; Braganstown, Stabannan text]
080 * Banks of the Boro: A Chronicle of the County of Wexford [by Patrick Kennedy, 1867, pp.226-232 - as his article but without footnotes]
081 * Hibernian Country Pastimes and Festivals Fifty Years Since [by [Patrick Kennedy], in Dublin University Magazine, Vol.LXII No.CCCLXXI, Nov. 1863, pp.584-586 - Ballybrennan text]
082 * Mona Miscellany: [coll. & ed. by William Harrison, 1869, pp.166-171; x - [Peel ? seen at] Rockmount, German text, 1845]
083 * The Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia [by John MacTaggart, 1824, pp.502-504, vii; 167 - entry for 'Yule-Boys', entry for 'De'il's Club'; - [Castle Douglas ?] text]
084 * Further Report on Folklore [in Galloway,] in Scotland [by the late Rev Walter Gregor, in Report of the Sixty-Seventh Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1898, pp.459-461, 501 - Balmaghie [parish][Glenlochar ?] & Laurieston (2) texts]
085 * Further Report on Folklore [in Galloway,] in Scotland [by the late Rev Walter Gregor, in Report of the Sixty-Seventh Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1898, pp.459-461, 501 - Balmaghie [parish][Glenlochar ?] & Laurieston (2) texts]
086 * Further Report on Folklore [in Galloway,] in Scotland [by the late Rev Walter Gregor, in Report of the Sixty-Seventh Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1898, pp.459-461, 501 - Balmaghie [parish][Glenlochar ?] & Laurieston (2) texts]
087 * Popular Rhymes of Scotland [3rd edition][Select Writings of Robert Chambers Vol.7] [ed. by Robert Chambers, 1847, pp.299-306 - Peebles text]
088 * The Pirate [Waverley Novels, Magnum Opus edition, Vols.XXIV-XXV] [by Sir Walter Scott [1st Baronet], 1831, Vol.I [of 2], pp.266-271 - text, 1788 - informed by Dr [James] Scott]
089 * Daft Days [by John Wood Reddock, in The Every-Day Book;, Vol.II, 18??, cols.18-21 - Falkirk text]
090 * Popular Rhymes of Scotland [3rd edition][Select Writings of Robert Chambers Vol.7] [ed. by Robert Chambers, 1847, p.301fn - Falkirk fragment]
091 * Manners and Customs of the People of Tenby in the Eighteenth Century [by L.P. Barnaschone, in Cambrian Journal, Vol.IV, 1857, pp.(185 - "souling" or "sowling";) 193-195 - text]

Toy Theatre

092 * Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
093 * John Kilby Green & the History of the Toy Theatre [Thorough history of the inventor of English toy theatre by Hugo Brown, with help from David Powell]
094 * Pollock's Toy Museum
095 * Pollock's Toy Museum Trust
096 * Pollock's Toy Theatres Ltd

Wiccan Lore

In the Wiccan sabbat of Yule, the Mummers' play is described as a rite symbolising the death of the old year and the rebirth of the new year.

097 * Crystal Forest Yule Lore
098 * WiccaWeb.com

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