Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Newark Advertiser (1957a)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
PLOUGH BOYS ARE HERE [North Muskham Plough Monday play]
Newark Advertiser, 2nd Jan.1957, Vol.104, No.5193, p.10c-e

Full text (119 lines) and description of a Plough Monday play from North Muskham, Notts., Collected by Mr.M.W.Barley from Mr.W.Gascoyne. The script is laid out continuously rather than in verse, and has the characters: Tom Fool, King Sergeant/Recruiting Sergeant, Lady/Polly, Thrashing Blade, Doctor, Eezum Squeezum, and Little Clown. There were two teams, one for men and one for youths.

This text is the same as M.W.Barley Collection (1954, W.Gascoyne) - TD00473.

Index Terms:
Locations: North Muskham, Notts. (SK7958)
Years: Publ. 1957
Subjects: Full Text; Plough Monday; Play; Tom Fool; King Sergeant; Recruiting Sergeant; Lady; Polly; Thrashing Blade; Doctor; Eezum Squeezum; Little Clown
People: Mr. M. W. Barley (Col.); Mr. W. Gascoyne (Perf.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00590

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Apr.2005

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