Berkshire mumming plays a geographical index and guide to sources by Stephen Roud

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Published by Folklore Society Library in London .

Written in English

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  • England,
  • Berkshire

Subjects:

  • Folk drama, English -- England -- Berkshire -- History and criticism -- Indexes.,
  • Mumming plays -- England -- Berkshire -- History and criticism -- Indexes.,
  • Folklore -- England -- Berkshire -- Indexes.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 57-64).

Book details

StatementStephen Roud and Malcolm Bee.
SeriesFolklore Society Library publications ;, no. 7, Folklore Society Library publication ;, no. 7
ContributionsBee, Malcolm.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR635.F6 R68 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination75 p. :
Number of Pages75
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL574185M
ISBN 101871903254
LC Control Number96161160
OCLC/WorldCa38248952

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