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

Millington, Peter

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Peter Millington



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.

Citation

Millington, P. (2003). The Truro cordwainers' play: a "new" 18th century Christmas play. Folklore, 114(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/0015587032000059870

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
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/0015587032000059870
Keywords Truro, Cornwall, Mylor, christmas play, folk drama, folk play, manuscript, Father Christmas, Turkish Knight, Ireland, Enys
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1022040
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/0015587032000059870
Related Public URLs http://www.jstor.org/stable/30035067
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="http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0015587032000059870" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0015587032000059870</a>

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