:: Title :: Interview with Luke Stanley and Jack Martin about the Plough Play
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Martin, Jack [vocal]
Stanley, Luke [vocal]
Unidentified man [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Barrow-On-Humber Plough Players
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Barrow-On-Humber (Lincolnshire), East Midlands (England)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: English
:: Session :: Barrow-On-Humber 1/54
:: Date :: 1954
:: Reference Information :: T3350.0, Track 9 (00:06:00)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Recordings of the Plough Play (a Mummer's Play performed on Plough Monday, the first Monday after Twelfth Night) in Barrow-On-Humber. The cast is: Tom Fool: Frank Bell / Thrashing Blade: Wilfred Bell / Beelzebub: Jesse Mumby / Hopper Joe: Tom Stanley / Musical Jack: Bill Stanley (63 years old) / Besom Bet: Roy Lawrence / Hobby Horse: Luke Stanley (22 years old) / Ploughboy: Maurice Broughton / Dame Jane: Percy Housam / Recruiting Sergeant: Kenneth Bell / Lady: Norman Bilton / Indian King: Jack Martin / Doctor: Joseph Wilson / Foreign Traveller: Rowland Thompson. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Discussion of the Plough Play's roots (as a fertility rite), its revival, and its context. "For beer and money? [and the plow was blessed] for good luck." [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: England 1951-1958

 

 

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