Master Mummers - Local Notes and Queries: No. 42: St. George\'s Day Folk-play ("Derwent" (1914))

"Derwent" (1914)


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"Derwent" (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: No. 42: St. George's Day Folk-Play
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, 18th Apr.1914

"There was but one play that I am aware of, which was enacted locally on St. George's Day, the mum known variously as 'St. George,' 'The Pasche Egg,' 'Pace Egg,' or 'Peace Egg.' In the middle years of the last century it was nearly invariably styled 'St. George' by the country lads of Derbyshire. Indeed, I have never heard it otherwise referred to until long afterwards, and was surprised when I met with a printed version under the title of 'The Peace Egg; an Easter Play.'"

Index Terms:

Locations: Derbys.
Years: Publ. 1914; Perf. mid 19th Century
Subjects: Play; St. George's Day; "St. George"; "The Peace Egg"; Easter; "The Pasche Egg"; "Pace Egg"; Chapbook; "The Peace Egg; an Easter Play"
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00039;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1908-1918

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