Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

M.W.Barley Collection (1954, W.Gascoyne)

Source:
Mr. W. Gascoyne (Perf.)
N.Muskham - Plough Monday Play
M.W.Barley Collection, Recalled 1st Feb.1954, Ba P 1/28

Full text (97 lines) and tunes for a Plough Monday Plough Boys play from North Muskham, Notts., last performed before 1914. The characters are; Tom Fool, Recruiting Sergeant/King Sergeant, Lady Bright and Gay/Polly, Thrashing Blade, Doctor, Eezum Squeezum and Little Clown. There were two teams - one men and one youths. It was rehearsed in a barn.

Index Terms:
Locations: North Muskham, Notts. (SK7958)
Years: Perf. before 1914; Col. 1954
Subjects: Full Text; Tunes; Plough Monday; Plough Boys; Play; Tom Fool; Recruiting Sergeant; King Sergeant; Lady Bright and Gay; Polly; Thrashing Blade; Doctor; Eezum Squeezum; Little Clown
People: Harry Clipsham (Perf.); Baltic Fotherby (Perf.); Spider Hayes (Perf.); Maurice Willmore Barley (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00473

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Jan.1992

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