Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

C.J.Sharp (1914)

Source:
Mr. Cecil J. Sharp (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: No. 27: THE RETFORD "MYSTERY" PLAY
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, *3rd Jan.1914

Letter from Cecil Sharp, in response to having been sent a copy of the play from East Retford, Notts., published by E.Sutton (1913). He expounds his theory of the play having come from ancient Greek Tragedy in which the seasons of the year are enacted. This play symbolises the death and rebirth of the Old Year. He also mentions the sword dance play from Ampleforth, Yorks., and plugs his book "Sword Dances of Northern England" Part 3.

Index Terms:
Locations: East Retford, Notts. (SK7080); Ampleforth, Yorks. (SE5878)
Years: Publ. 1914
Subjects: Play; Sword Dance; Mummers; Origins; Sutton,E. (1913); Sharp,C.J. (1913)
Archives: Ref.: TD00154; W.E.Doubleday Scrapbook, Vol.IV, p.85; Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1908-1918

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Mar.1990

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