Other Stuff–Morris Dancing

by Lynn on July 15, 2014

in The Passionate Playgoer

An old newspaper posting on Morris Dancing.

“A morris man—complete with beard, bells and costume—has danced 120 miles from London to Norwich, Eng. Tom Clare 33, waved handkerchiefs as he jigged and skipped to raise the profile of the traditional dance. His trip was inspired by the Shakespearean actor, Will Kemp, who made a similar journey in 1600.

‘I’m sore but I have no blisters,’ said Clare, from Brackley, Northamptonshire. He was accompanied by a clown on a unicycle and a friend dressed as a Jedi knight, but the Jedi damaged his Achilles tendon and had to get the bus instead.”

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