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PLOUGH MONDAY: THE MUMMERS' PLAY: RELIC OF AN OLD CUSTOM: NOTTINGHAMSHIRE VERSIONS
Nottingham Guardian, 7th Jan.1924, No.21151, p.3 b-c
The theories on the origins of Mummers' plays propounded by Cecil Sharpe and R.J.E.Tiddy (1923) are briefly reviewed. There is a detailed description with most of the text of a Selston play (collected by Capt. J.P.Scothorne from boys at Bagthorpe). This includes the characters; Fool, St. George, Slasher, Doctor, Beelzebub and Devil Doubt. Fragments are also quoted from the East Retford play published by E.Sutton (1912) but here only located as "North Notts." The characters given are; Herald, Hero, St. George and Doctor. Mention is also made of relic plays in Nottingham suburbs and also of a plough procession in East Bridgford, Notts.
Locations: Suburbs, Nottingham, Notts. (SK5739); Selston, Notts. (SK4553); Bagthorpe, Notts. (SK4751); East Bridgford, Notts. (SK6943); North Notts.; East Retford, Notts. (SK7080) Years: Publ. 1924 Subjects: Play; Plough Trailing; Plough Monday; Mummers; Sharpe,C. (No date); Tiddy,R.J.E. (1923); Fool; St. George; Slasher; Doctor; Beelzebub; Devil Doubt; Text Fragments; Herald; Hero People: Sydney Race (Auth.); Captain J. P. Scothorne (Auth.) Archives: Ref.: TD00200; S.Race Collection