E. K. Chambers (Auth.)
THE MEDIAEVAL STAGE: VOL.I
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1903, pp.205-227
*Vol.I contains Book I - Minstrelsy, and Book II - Folk Drama. Book
II is essentially a precursor to E.K.Chambers (1933) "The English
Folk-play", and has the chapter headings:- (V) The Religion of the
Folk, (VI) Village Festivals, (VII) Festival Play, (VIII) The May-Game,
(IX) The Sword-Dance, (X) The Mummers' Play, (XI) The Beginning of
Winter, (XII) New Year Customs, (XIII) The Feast of Fools, (XIV) The
Feast of Fools (continued), (XV) The Boy Bishop, (XVI) Guild Fools and
Court Fools, and (XVII) Masks and Misrule.
Chapter X, pp.208-210 gives a summary of the Plough Bullocks, Plough
Monday play from Cropwell, Notts., published by Chaworth-Musters (1890),
and H.G.M.Murray-Aynsley (1889). This gives the cast as follows; Tom
the Fool, Recruiting Sergeant, Ribboner or Recruit, Threshing Blade,
Hopper Joe/Sankey Benny, Ploughman, Doctor, Lady and Dame Jane.
*Cropwell, Notts. (SK6836)
*Publ. 1890; Publ. 1903
*Text; Play; Plough Monday; Plough-Bullocks; Tom the Fool; Recruiting Sergeant; Ribboner; Recruit; Threshing Blade; Hopper Joe; Sankey-Benny; Ploughman; Doctor; Beelzebub; Lady; Dame Jane; Chaworth-Musters (1890); Murray-Aynsley,H.G.M. (1889)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00025
* indicates data that not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Nov 1982 by Peter Millington.