The History of Morris Dancing, 1458-1750

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University of Toronto Press, 1999. gada 1. janv. - 439 lappuses

Morris dancing, one of the more peculiar of the English folk customs, has been greatly misunderstood. Traditional scholarship on this custom has been based on the assumption that morris dancing is one of the pagan calendar rituals, a preconception held by many folklorists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Now, building upon his previous work with Michael Heaney of the Bodleian Library in Annals of Early Morris, John Forrest carefully analyses a wealth of evidence to show that morris dancing does not, in fact have pagan or ancient origins. His examination of early documentation draws morris traditions into the wider area of communal customs and public celebrations, showing the passage of dance ideas between groups of people who until now have been considered folklorically distinct.

Careful, detailed, and encyclopedic, The History of Morris Dancing, 1458-1750 is an essential reference work for specialists in English drama and social historians of the period.

 

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Theories of Origin
3
The Contexts
28
Stage plays containing a morris
31
Earliest References
47
Royal Court
57
Urban Streets
92
Guild morris costs
107
Church Property
140
Assemblies and the Country Dance Hall
293
Dances from the first edition of The English Dancing Master exhibiting the model figure sequence
317
Private Premises
325
Payment for morris by private individuals grouped by 30year periods
328
Prices of beer and ale per decade 16601750
332
Farm sizes in 1618 and 174044
340
Morris teams patronized at Aynho House Northants
343
Endings
351

Church Proscription and Prosecution
186
Visitation articles banning morris under Elizabeth I
197
Visitation articles banning morris under James VI and I
205
Visitation articles banning morris under Charles II and James II
211
The Public Stage
215
Plays containing directions for a morris dance
216
Rural Locations
259
Methodological Issues The Early Morris Database and Archive
363
Visitation Articles Banning Morris
376
Mr Isaacs Morris 1716 Transcription from Feuillet Notation
386
Extant Churchwardens Accounts
392
BIBLIOGRAPHY
405
INDEX
421
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JOHN FORREST is Professor of Anthropology, State University of New York at Purchase. He also is co-author of Annals of Early Morris with Michael Heaney and the author of Morris and Matachin: A Study in Comparative Choreography.

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