Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

H.Armitage (1913)

*Harold Armitage (Auth.)
London, Wheeler & Co. Ltd., 1913, pp.25-41

*This book includes the full text (193 lines) of a Christmas play from Whiston, Yorks., performed about 1883. The characters are: Fool, St. George, Slasher, Doctor, Prince of Paradine, King of Egypt, Hector, Beelzebub and Devil Doubt. The script is the same as in "The Peace Egg" chapbooks, and like them is arranged in two acts.

This script formed part of the repertoire of Nottingham's Owd Oss Mummers.

The original book has not yet been seen. The location, date and time of year have been drawn from the relevant entry in E.C.Cawte et al's "English Ritual Drama" (1967) p.65.

Index Terms:
Locations: *Whiston, West Riding, Yorks. (SK4590)
Years: *Perf. about 1883
Subjects: *Full Text; Christmas; Play; Fool; St. George; Slasher; Doctor; Prince of Paradine; King of Egypt; Hector; Beelzebub; Devil Doubt; "The Peace Egg"; Chapbook
People: Owd Oss Mummers (Perf.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00793; A.S.Buxton Collection, Black & red notebook, pp.1-19

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Mar.2005

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