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Thread #157043 Message #3704409
Posted By: BobL
27-Apr-15 - 03:13 AM
Thread Name: What exactly is Morris dancing?
Subject: RE: What exactly is Morris dancing?
Re. quote from "The Morris Book": Sharp's information came from surviving Morris dancers and ex-dancers for whom it was indeed a men-only tradition. Other sources, unearthed later, may tell it differently.
Incidentally the Morris Ring's all-male ethos was a reaction to the way in which the dance had become corrupted by Edwardian lady P.E. teachers and their charges.