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Annie Palmer of Rose Hall

Background Informant: R.R. – 19 year old Jamaican female, currently in her first year of college Context R.R. is originally from Jamaica and came to the US when she was 15 to study at a Boarding School in upstate New York. When prompted about any folklore she knew that was specific to Jamaica, she immediately began… Continue Reading »

Tokolosh

Main piece: There is a little tiny elf-fairy called Tokolosh. It’s evil. its part of African witchcraft. In Zimbabwe, witchcraft is voodoo but it’s also Nigerian so it’s an African thing. Background information (Why does the informant know or like this piece? Where or who did they learn it from? What does it mean to… Continue Reading »

Theater Occupational Superstition: Macbeth (Version I)

Interview Extraction Informant:”Now the interesting thing about a lot of old stories is- and this is actually something we mentioned in class, how there are often two or three explanations that might not even relate to one another for many of the old stories or traditions.  The Macbeth legend that I know, there are two-… Continue Reading »