Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

R.A.Harris Collection (1960s, B.Stockdale)

Source:
Mr. Bernard Stockdale (Inf.)
*Mummering [Cuckney, Notts., c.1907]
R.A.Harris Collection, *Col. late 1960s

*Text of a Mummering play from Cuckney, Notts., performed about 1907. The characters are: Triangle Player, Black Prince/Black Prince of Paradise, Bold Slasher, Old Lady, Doctor, and Harmonica Player. Both the introductory lines of the Black Prince and the lines of the lament hint at there once having been a character called George.

The Triangle Player enters and introduces the play. The Black Prince enters, followed by Bold Slasher, who offers a challenge. The Prince takes it up, they fight, and the prince falls wounded. His defeat is lamented by the Old Lady. She calls a Doctor and interrogates him about his travels and cures. The Doctor cures the Prince, and the play ends with a song.

Index Terms:
Locations: Cuckney, Notts. (SK5671)
Years: Perf. about 1907; Col. late 1960s
Subjects: *Text; Mummering; Play; Triangle Player; Black Prince; Black Prince of Paradise; Bold Slasher; Old Lady, Doctor; Harmonica Player; George
People: Roy A. Harris (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00753; N.T.M.C. Research Group Collection

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Mar.2005

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