Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

P.T.Millington Collection (1971, W.Beale)

Source:
Wilfred Beale (Perf.)
NEW HOUGHTON - CHRISTMAS GUYSERS PLAY
P.T.Millington Collection, Col. 18th Feb.1971

*Text (37 lines) of a monologue - all that remains of a Guysers' play - recited at Christmas by "Bulldog" Beale in the pubs of New Houghton, Derbys., and Pleasley and Shirebrook, Notts. He first performed the play in about 1927, and was still reciting the monologue in 1971. The text is transcribed from a tape recording and field notes. The characters mentioned in the monologue are; an introducer, Saint George, Doctor and Bellzebub.

Index Terms:
Locations: New Houghton, Derbys. (SK4965); Pleasley, Notts. (SK5064); Shirebrook, Notts. (SK5267)
Years: Perf. 1927 to 1971; Col. 1971
Subjects: *Audio Tape; Text; Monologue; Guysers; Play; Christmas; Introducer; Saint George; Doctor; Bellzebub
People: "Bulldog" Beale (Perf.); Peter Thomas Millington (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00376

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Feb.1987

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