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E.L.Guilford Collection (1930)

Everard L. Guilford (Col.)
St George and the Tail of Beelzebub: A Mummers' Play from Yorkshire
E.L.Guilford Collection, Dated "[c 1930?]", MM99 17/1-9

Full text of a play (207 lines) written as a script for radio broadcast. There are no accompanying notes relating to provenance or context. Although some speeches appear are recognisable from traditional plays, much of the text is abnormal. There is a combat and cure, but the action of the play is centred around Saint George trying to cut off Beelzebub's tail. All this suggests that the script was written specially for broadcast. The characters are; Devil Doubt, Beelzebub, Saint George, Slasher and Doctor.

Index Terms:
Locations: Yorks.
Years: Dated about 1930
Subjects: Full Text; Play; Radio Script; Literary Play; Devil Doubt; Beelzebub; Mummers; Saint George; Slasher; Doctor; "St. George and the Tail of Beelzebub"
People: *Everard Leaver Guilford (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00497

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Jan.1992

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