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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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.

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Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Folklore on 02/12/2010, available online:
Keywords: Truro, Cornwall, Mylor, christmas play, folk drama, folk play, manuscript, Father Christmas, Turkish Knight, Ireland, Enys
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Professional services > Libraries, Research and Learning Resources
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Depositing User: Millington, Peter
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 08:20
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 20:31

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