Master Mummers - Whitby Lore and Legend: Second Edition Enlarged. June 1923 (P.S.Jeffrey (1923))

P.S.Jeffrey (1923)


Source:

Percy Shaw Jeffrey (Auth.)
WHITBY LORE AND LEGEND: SECOND EDITION ENLARGED. JUNE 1923 [Plough Monday Play from the Notts./Lincs. Border]
Whitby: Horne & Son, 1923, pp.199-201

Full text (86 lines) of a Plough Monday play from the Notts./Lincs. border, with the characters; Tom Fool, Sergeant, Doctor, Lady, Ancient, Beelzebub and Dame Jane. It is introduced as follows;

"We give below the full text of a 'Mummers Play,' as performed on the Nottingham and Lincolnshire borders. This, like all such village plays of the Northern counties, is of unknown antiquity and has maintained its traditional text unaltered for generations, no sacrilegious hand having dared to improve its rhymes or change its halting metres."

This is evidently the same text as in Yorkshire Evening Post (1923) [TD00261]

Index Terms:

Locations: Nottinghamshire-Lincolnshire Border, Notts.; Nottinghamshire-Lincolnshire Border, Lincs.
Years: Publ. 1923
Subjects: Plough Monday; Play; Tom Fool; Sergeant; Doctor; Lady; Ancient; Beelzebub; Dame Jane; Full Text
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00065

Last Updated Mar 1995 by Peter Millington.