Monday, January 23, 2012

There but for the grace of god...

Morris dancing is mentioned in one of William Shakespeare's plays. That means it's old. Not to be confused with mumming.


  1. It's hard to find a full troupe of dancers all called Morris.

  2. Oops, sorry. I thought it said, "There by the grace of god". You know you want to.

  3. Have you seen the movie about Morris Dancing? OMG it's hilarious.
    I wrote about Morris Dancing in my book, and actually had an expat American (who'd been in London for five whole years) tell me I must be making it up because he'd never seen Morris Dancing in his life. Well, it tends not to be a regular occurrence in the middle of London, I'll admit that!

  4. @Adullamite - But you LOVE it!

    @Symdaddy - Not as hard as one might think!

    @A. - I'm the one standing next to you.

    @A. - By the Grace of God only refers to King James I think. In the front of his version. And VI, of course.

    Incidentally, King James WAS a morris dancer during the off season. Many people don't know that.

    @Expat Mum - I do indeed remember your mention of that tradition in your wonderful and informative book. Also the mention of "Pantomime" and how to spell "theater" wrong. It was good. :)

  5. Expat Mum, they used to meet at a pub in Victoria, not far from Scotland Yard. Both places I used to avoid....



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