The Original Chapters
Examples of Texts
Below are given examples of texts which illustrate the three types of
Play as classified. These are reproduced exactly as in the original MSS
and are previously unpublished. [1st ed., p.74]
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This is an electronic version of the book English Ritual Drama (ERD), published by Christopher Cawte, Alex Helm and Norman Peacock in 1967, together with three later supplements published by Cawte. It remains one of the best guides to the literature on English folk drama, assisting the location of scripts and other primary information. It lists over 1,500 places where traditional plays were performed, backed up with a bibliography of over 800 references. This edition merges the supplements with the original listings, provides enhanced features, and updates the introductory chapters.