Master Mummers - Symbolism of Plough Monday Plays (Nottingham Guardian Journal (1954))

Nottingham Guardian Journal (1954)


Source:

[Anon.] (Auth.)
SYMBOLISM OF PLOUGH MONDAY PLAYS [Underwood, Notts. & Barrow-on-Humber, Lincs.]
Nottingham Guardian Journal, 14th Jan.1954, No.J39921/G30441, p.3d

"Excerpts from traditional folk plays recorded in Notts and Lincolnshire recently were presented in a North Regional unscripted broadcast by Mr. Maurice Barley, of Nottingham University, last night. He was assisted by Mr. Colin Shaw.

Mr Barley toured the East Midlands in a BBC recording car and watched Plough Monday plays this week. He described the scenes and their symbolism."

There is a brief general description of the plays.

"A recording of last Friday's Christmas Mother's play at Underwood was broadcast and listeners heard a recording of the Barrow-on-Humber, North Lincolnshire, play."

Index Terms:

Locations: Underwood, Notts. (SK4750); Barrow-on-Humber, Lincs. (TA0721)
Years: Perf. 1954; Publ. 1954
Subjects: Plays; Plough Monday
People: Mr. Maurice Barley (Col.); Mr. Colin Shaw (Col.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00112;
T.Bailey Forman Library, "Plough Monday" file

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