The Truro cordwainers' play: a "new" 18th century Christmas play

Millington, Peter (2003) The Truro cordwainers' play: a "new" 18th century Christmas play. Folklore, 114 (1). pp. 53-73. ISSN 0015-587X

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Abstract

The Christmas play hitherto attributed to Mylor has been re-ascribed to Truro in the late 1780s, using biographical information concerning the actors, and physical characteristics of the manuscript. It becomes the oldest Saint George play to feature Father Christmas and the Turkish Knight, and has textual parallels with Irish folk plays.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Folklore on 02/12/2010, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0015587032000059870
Keywords: Truro, Cornwall, Mylor, christmas play, folk drama, folk play, manuscript, Father Christmas, Turkish Knight, Ireland, Enys
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Professional services > Library
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/0015587032000059870
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Depositing User: Millington, Peter
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 08:20
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2016 19:58
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/3297

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