Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

M.W.Holmes (1993)

Source:
Maurice William Holmes (Perf.)
LONG LIVE THE GUISERS [Play text from Selston Parish, Notts.]
Haggs Farm Preservation Society Newsletter, Jun.1993, No.12, pp.6-10

Reminiscences and anecdotes of performing a Christmas Guisers play from about 1947. It was taken round the Parish of Selston, Notts. [From other evidence, I know that Underwood was the team's home village.] The full text of the play is given (61 lines), and it has the characters; Opener In (played by Keith Simpson, St. George, Slasher, Doctor, Beelzebub and Devildoubt.

Index Terms:
Locations: Underwood, Notts. (SK4750); Selston, Notts. (SK4553)
Years: Publ. 1993; Perf. about 1947
Subjects: Christmas; Guisers; Play; Full Text; Opener In; St. George; Slasher; Doctor; Beelzebub; Devildoubt
People: Keith Simpson (Perf.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00550

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Oct.1994

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