Author: Leah Jackson WolfordPublish On: 2015-12-06
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Author: Leah Jackson Wolford
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He does say “ This account , mainly of children's games , does not include Post
Office and other party plays of the ' young folks . ' ” Here , and in the long excerpt
from another work which follows , he says ballads and play - parties he ...
Vol. 1, t.-p. dated 1897, includes the Society's proceedings and all papers and publications from its organization in 1830 to 1886. Each succeeding volume made up from papers originally issued separately. Vol. 6, no. 4 contains minutes of the society, 1886-1918.
Author: Leah Jackson WolfordPublish On: 2015-06-28
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Author: Leah Jackson Wolford
Category: Performing Arts
Excerpt from The Play-Party in Indiana a Collection of Folk-Songs and Games With Descriptive Introduction, and Correlating Notes About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
I. The Play - PARTY AMES , Mrs. L. D. “ The Missouri Play - Party . ” JAFL , 24 ...
Dudley , R. E. , and PAYNE , L. W. , Jr. " Some Texas Play - Party Songs . " PTFS ,
1 ... The Play - Party in Indiana , Indiana Historical Collections . Indianapolis ...
I. THE PLAY - PARTY AMES , Mrs. L. D. “ The Missouri Play - Party . ... Party
Plays . " Theatre Arts Monthly , 15 ( 1931 ) : 247-250 . J. B. S. " The Gin - Around .
” Godey's Lady's Book and ... Indianapolis : Indiana Historical Commission , 1916
Leah Jackson Wolford, The Play-Party in Indiana (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1959 ). 20. Wolford, Play-Party, 114. 21.
Author: Scott B. Spencer
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Both biographical and topical, The Ballad Collectors of North America chronicles those individuals most influential in the gathering of North American folksongs and investigates the two leading schools of thought regarding the collection process, the leading proponents of those schools, and the projects shaped by them. Contributors also reflect on the role of technology—especially the phonograph—in the collection efforts and the impact of that technology. Ballad Collectors considers the larger role of ballads in the development of American identity, from the national appreciation of cowboy songs in popular culture to the use of Appalachian song forms in radio broadcasts to the role of dustbowl ballads in the urban folk revival.
Wolford, Play Party in Indiana. Vance Randolph, The Ozarks: An American Survival of Primitive Society (New York: Vanguard Press, 1931).
Author: Alan L. Spurgeon
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Folk songs, English
What did young people do for diversion and socialization in communities that banned most dancing and considered the fiddle to be the devil's instrument? The American play party was the fundamentalist's answer. Here the singing was a cappella, the dancers followed prescribed steps, and arm and elbow swings would be the only touching. The play party was a popular form of American folk entertainment that included songs, dances, and sometimes games. Though based upon European and English antecedents, play parties were truly an American phenomenon, first mentioned in print in 1837. The last play parties were performed in the 1950s. Though documented in rural and frontier areas throughout the United States, they seem to have been most popular and lasted the longest in the rural South and Midwest. "Skip to My Lou" and "Pig in a Parlor" are still sung today but without the movements and games. This is the first book since the 1930s to study this important and little-remembered phenomenon of American folk culture. The author interviewed a large number of Americans, both black and white, who performed play parties as young adults. Many of our parents and grandparents experienced these events, which harken back to a time when people created their own forms of entertainment. Today play parties are an important source of song and movement material for elementary-school-age children. A songbook of ninety musical examples and lyrics completes the picture of this vanished tradition. Alan L. Spurgeon, Oxford, Mississippi, is associate professor of music at the University of Mississippi. He is the editor of "Pig in the Parlor and Twenty Other Authentic Play Parties," and his work has appeared in several music-related periodicals.
1 The Indiana Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary , by John Scott . Reprinted
from the ... 2 Leah Jackson Wolford's The Play - Party in Indiana , edited and
revised by W. Edson Richmond and William Tillson SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS
... as does a variant from Indiana published by Brewster ( 1936 : 258 ) . The first
lines of the variants published by Neal ( 1926 : 46 ) and Wolford ( 1916 : 52 ) refer
to " Four Dukes . " Although Wolford's variant is published in her The Play - Party