Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

M.W.Barley Collection (1952, P.M.Underwood - a)

P. M. Underwood (Comp.)
THE PLOUGH MONDAY PLAY: Bulcote, 1952-3.
M.W.Barley Collection, Dated Nov.1952, Ba P 1/13

Full text (163 lines) of a Plough Monday play revived in Bulcote, Notts., in 1952 and 1953. The cover has been annotated "Made up in 1952 from various other plays, mainly Scarle and Walesby." The characters are; Tom Fool/Bold Tom, Farmer's Man, Lady, Recruiting Sergeant, Dame Jane, Beelzebub/Devil and Doctor. Optional extra characters were another Farmer's Man [equivalent to Ribboner in other plays], and Hobby Horses to draw the plough.

Index Terms:
Locations: Bulcote, Notts. (SK6544); South Scarle, Notts. (SK8463); Walesby, Notts. (SK6870)
Years: Rev. 1952 and 1953
Subjects: Full Text; Plough Monday; Play; Revival; Tom Fool; Bold Tom; Farmer's Man; Lady; Recruiting Sergeant; Dame Jane; Beelzebub; Doctor; Devil; Plough Trailing; Hobby Horses
People: Phyllis M. Underwood (Comp.); Maurice Willmore Barley (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00453

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Jan.1992

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