Session Title

Summer Games

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)

Organizer Name

Alexandra F. Johnston

Organizer Affiliation

Records of Early English Drama

Presider Name

Gordon Kipling

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of California-Los Angeles

Paper Title 1

"It{em} Rec{euyd} for thencrease of the mayale . . .": Summer Games in England

Presenter 1 Name

Alexandra F. Johnston

Paper Title 2

Hooligans or Good Neighbors? Reading Records of Summer Games

Presenter 2 Name

Peter Greenfield

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Houston-Downtown

Paper Title 3

Summer Games and the Neighborhood in Wiltshire

Presenter 3 Name

Rosalind C. Hays

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Dominican Univ.

Start Date

10-5-2019 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard Brown & Gold Room

Description

The research of Records of Early English Drama in the south central counties of England has discovered many performative traditions in the parishes staged before the beginning of the harvest to raise money for the maintenance of the parish churches, many already hundreds of years old in the 16th century. These included plays, Robin Hood events, Morris dancing, maypoles, king games, lords and ladies of the summer festival and “gatherings.” In this session, three REED editors will discuss and compare these customs from the counties of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Frank M. Napolitano

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May 10th, 1:30 PM

Summer Games

Bernhard Brown & Gold Room

The research of Records of Early English Drama in the south central counties of England has discovered many performative traditions in the parishes staged before the beginning of the harvest to raise money for the maintenance of the parish churches, many already hundreds of years old in the 16th century. These included plays, Robin Hood events, Morris dancing, maypoles, king games, lords and ladies of the summer festival and “gatherings.” In this session, three REED editors will discuss and compare these customs from the counties of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Frank M. Napolitano