Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

J.Marsh (2002)

Jim Marsh (Perf.)
Guisering in Somercotes, Derbyshire
Traditional Drama Forum, Jan.2002, No.4, URL:

*Text fragments and a description of a Christmas Guisering play performed by boys during World War II in Somercotes, Derbys. The characters were: Enter-In/William of the Great, St. George, Bull-Slasher, a Doctor, and Beelzebub. The play was performed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in Somercotes, Lower Somercotes, Leabrooks, and Riddings.

Index Terms:
Locations: Somercotes, Derbys. (SK4253); Leabrooks, Derbys. (SK4253); Riddings, Derbys. (SK4252)
Years: Perf. 1940 to 1945
Subjects: *Text Fragments; Christmas; Guisering; Play; Enter-In; William of the Great; St.George; Bull-Slasher; Doctor; Beelzebub; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; Boxing Day; Itinerary
People: Jim Roberts (Perf.); Alan Kerry (Perf.); Tony Hunt (Perf.); Charley Stringer (Perf.); Alan Stringer (Perf.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00791

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Mar.2005

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