Reviews

  • Sep 05, 2011

    Brisk and engaging... Morris does undeniably emerge from it as far less twee than one might have assumed going in. As Adderbury's resident Fool points out, such very English idiosyncracies prevent rural communities from sliding into commuter-village blandness; that it comes down to an expression of who you are and where you come from - an assertion of identity. This doesn't quite explain why someone dressed as Darth Vader should be observed in a town square smacking people around the head with a pig's bladder - but maybe it's best "Way of the Morris" leaves certain aspects unexplained, the better to allow the strangeness and uniqueness of this particular form to flourish.

    Brisk and engaging... Morris does undeniably emerge from it as far less twee than one might have assumed going in. As Adderbury's resident Fool points out, such very English idiosyncracies prevent rural communities from sliding into commuter-village blandness; that it comes down to an expression of who you are and where you come from - an assertion of identity. This doesn't quite explain why someone dressed as Darth Vader should be observed in a town square smacking people around the head with a pig's bladder - but maybe it's best "Way of the Morris" leaves certain aspects unexplained, the better to allow the strangeness and uniqueness of this particular form to flourish.