E.L.Guilford Collection (1930)
Everard L. Guilford (Col.)
St George and the Tail of Beelzebub: A Mummers' Play from Yorkshire
Dated "[c 1930?]", Ref.M/9917/1-9
Full text of a play (207 lines) written as a script for radio
broadcast. There are no accompanying notes relating to provenance or
context. Although some speeches appear are recognisable from traditional
plays, much of the text is abnormal. There is a combat and cure, but the
action of the play is centred around Saint George trying to cut off Beelzebub's
tail. All this suggests that the script was written specially for broadcast.
The characters are; Devil Doubt, Beelzebub, Saint George, Slasher and Doctor.
Dated about 1930
Full Text; Play; Radio Script; Literary Play; Devil Doubt; Beelzebub; Mummers; Saint George; Slasher; Doctor; "St. George and the Tail of Beelzebub"
*Everard Leaver Guilford (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00497
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Jan 1992 by Peter Millington.