G.John (1921)


Gwen John (Auth.)
*The Derbyshire Mumming Play of St. George and the Dragon; or as it is Sometimes Called The Pace Egg
Folk-Lore, 1921, Vol.32, pp.181-193

*Full text of a play compiled from several version from the North East Derbyshire colliery district, performed by Guisers at Christmas 1921. the characters are: Old Fool/Old Bold Ben, Father Christmas, Saint George/King George/King George of Paradise, Slasher, Doctor, Black Prince of Paradise, King of Egypt, Hector, Beelzebub, Slip Slop, and Devil Doubt/Little Chucker Out.

Index Terms:

Locations: North East Derbyshire, Derbys.
Years: Perf. 1921
Subjects: *Full Text; Play; Compiled Text; Guisers; Christmas; Old Fool; Old Bold Ben; Father Christmas; Saint George; King George; King George of Paradise; Slasher; Doctor; Black Prince of Paradise; King of Egypt; Hector; Beelzebub; Slip Slop; Devil Doubt; Little Chucker Out; "St. George and the Dragon"; "The Pace Egg"
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00790

* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.

Last Updated Mar 2005 by Peter Millington.