E.L.Guilford Collection (1922, R.Ramsden)
*Robert Ramsden (Col.)
*[Christmas Old Tup and Old 'Oss plays from Carlton, Notts.]
31st Jul.1922, Ref.M/9911/1 & 2
*Letter describing the Tup plays then current in Carlton[-in-Lindrick],
Notts. The Moming plays were performed at Christmas and were entitled "The
Tup's Head" or "The Old Tup". The full text (91 lines) has the characters;
Tup, Soldier, Leader, Sally and Butcher/John. There is an introductory
verse and four verses about the size of the Tup. There is then a dialogue
in which the Soldier buys the Tup from the Leader, and Sally calls on the
Butcher to stick it. The final six verses descibe what happened when the
Tup was killed, and what use his body parts were put to.
It is also noted that an "Old 'Oss" or "'Osses 'Ead" play was performed at
Christmas up to 1907
*Carlton, Notts. (SK5984)
*Perf. 1922; Perf. 1907
*Moming; Plays; Christmas; "The Tup's Head"; "The Old Tup"; Full Text; Tup; Soldier; Leader; Sally; Butcher; John; "Old 'Oss"; "'Osses 'Ead"
Mr. E. L. Guilford (Col.); Everard Leaver Guilford (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00447;
A.S.Buxton Collection, Buff notebook, pp.60-67
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
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