All About the Morris
By Mike Salter
88 pages, 100 illustrations (old photos, prints, colour pictures)
This book describes the many varied forms of traditional and seasonal dance known collectively as The Morris which have been collected and revived over the last hundred years or so. Starting with the first references to morris in England in the mid-fifteenth century, and then describing the revivals of the early twentieth century, the book brings the story up to date. It particularly notes the recent trend away from the Cotswold and North-West styles of morris dancing performed by single-sex teams in the last third of the twentieth century to mixed teams performing other forms of morris dancing now becoming prevalent in the early twenty-first century.
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