Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Nottinghamshire Archives Collection (1953, D.D.Woodgate)

Rev. D. D. Woodgate (Col.)
Text of Plough Monday Play performed at Bothamsall until the 1914/18 War when it was discontinued.
Nottinghamshire Archives Collection, Deposited 22nd Jan.1953, Ref.DD31/1, Acc.148

Manuscript text (170 lines) of a Plough Monday play from Bothamsall, Notts. up to the 1914/1918 War. The characters are; an introducer, Tom Fool/Bald Tom/Tommy Long, Sergeant, Farmer's Man, Lady Bright and Gay, Jane/Turkey Turk, Beelzebub/Belzy and Doctor.

The manuscript appears to have been copied out as a calligraphic exercise, almost certainly from Notts. Record Office Collection (1968, D.D.Woodgate). There are a few minor differences - mostly punctuation. There are no line tags.

Index Terms:
Locations: Bothamsall, Notts. (SK6773)
Years: Perf. to 1914/1918
Subjects: Full Text; Plough Monday; Play; Introducer; Tom Fool; Bald Tom; Tommy Long; Sergeant; Farmer's Man; Lady Bright and Gay; Jane; Turkey Turk; Beelzebub; Belzy; Doctor
Archives: Ref.: TD00398

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Nov.1987

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