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

Millington, Peter


Peter Millington


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.


Millington, P. (2003). The Truro cordwainers' play: a "new" 18th century Christmas play. Folklore, 114(1),

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 1, 2003
Deposit Date Jul 29, 2014
Publicly Available Date Jul 29, 2014
Journal Folklore
Print ISSN 0015-587X
Electronic ISSN 0015-587X
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 114
Issue 1
Keywords Truro, Cornwall, Mylor, christmas play, folk drama, folk play, manuscript, Father Christmas, Turkish Knight, Ireland, Enys
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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: <a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="" target="_blank"></a>


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