Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Nottinghamshire Archives Collection (1960, A.W.Godfrey)

Source:
Arthur William Godfrey (Perf.)
[No Heading - Plough Monday at Blidworth, Notts.]
Nottinghamshire Archives Collection, Written 2nd Jul.1960, Ref.DD121/1/9, 4pp.

Entry to an essay competition entitled "Memories of a Villager", on old village life at Blidworth, Notts. Much of the essay concerns a Plough Monday play. Mr. Godfrey was born in 1882, and performed the play during 1895 to 1900, when R.H.Whitworth was vicar. Three detailed itineraries are given, as well as the full text of the play (42 lines). The characters were; Character No.1 [introducer], Character No.2/Recruiting Serjeant, Character No.3/Betsy Bellzie Bub, Character No.4/Lady, and Character No.5/Doctor.

Index Terms:
Locations: Blidworth, Notts. (SK5855)
Years: Com. 1960; Perf. 1895 to 1900
Subjects: Essay; Plough Monday; Play; Itineraries; Full Text; Character No.1; Introducer; Character No.2; Recruiting Serjeant; Character No.3; Betsy Bellzie Bub; Character No.4; Lady; Character No.5; Doctor
People: Nottinghamshire Local History Council (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00405

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Mar.1992

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