Master Mummers - An Eighteenth Century Play from Cheshire (D.Broomhead (1982))

D.Broomhead (1982)


Source:

Duncan Broomhead (Auth.)
AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY PLAY FROM CHESHIRE
Roomer, 1982, Vol.2, No.4/5, pp.23-29

Reproduces a previously unpublished text (73 lines) of a play from Cheshire, performed in 1788, and found in the F.Douce Collection. The cast comprises Soldier/Slasher, St. George, Doctor, Prince of Saladine/Black Morrocco King and Blackamoor. By examining the text, and by comparing it with other Cheshire plays (especially Nether Alderley) it is concluded that the play probably came from near Macclesfield, Ches.

Index Terms:

Locations: Ches.; Macclesfield, Ches. (SJ9173); Nether Alderley, Ches. (SJ8476)
Years: Perf. 1788; Publ. 1982
Subjects: Full Text; Play; Soldier; Slasher; St. George; Doctor; Prince of Saladine; Black Morrocco King; Blackamoor; Douce,F. Collection (Bodleian Library)
People: Capt. Grose (Intermediary)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00272

Last Updated Mar 1983 by Peter Millington.