mummer


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mummer

1. one of a group of masked performers in folk play or mime
2. a mime artist
3. Humorous or derogatory an actor
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3 /PRNewswire/ -- The breathtaking New Year's Eve fireworks show at Penn's Landing and the wacky and colorful Mummers Parade along Broad Street on New Year's Day distinguish Philadelphia's New Year celebration from all others.
Often seen around Christmas-time in pubs, it was also the custom for the Mummers to go door-to-door and be invited to perform in peoples' homes.
Lovelace has written eloquently about some other research biases associated with local revival activities and the mummer plays.
PRINCE Charles was advised on the best way to drink cider wearing a straw mask as he came face to face with a group of mummers yesterday.
The audience started doing that; mummers always have clowns with parasols," Mr.
On New Year's Day play's were often performed by mummers, people who dressed up and wore masks in disguises so they were also called guisers.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Inquiry crises between Office of the Chief Public Prosecutor and Istanbul Police It has been claimed that an important inquiry crisis has arisen between Office of the Public Prosecutor and Istanbul Police Department after Prosecutor Mummer AktaE- has begun an important corruption and bribery operation.
Also in that month, Toronto Masque Theatre mounted Burry's The Mummer Masque.
ON TOUR: The Coventry Mummers performing the Stoneleigh Christmas Play performance outside the Stoneleigh Club in 2007.
Roger played guitar and sang in both the rock/folk band Shinjig and the four-strong shanty group Kimbers Men and he was also a great fan of the Bradshaw Mummers.
4 /PRNewswire/ -- New Year's Day is about celebrating, and there's no better place to fete than at Philadelphia's Mummers Parade, a 107-year-old tradition in which men and women dressed in lavish costumes twirl, pirouette and strut up one of the city's main streets.
The Long Company Mummers have a slight handicap in rehearsing their play Bring The New Year In which is due to be heard at pubs in the Halifax area in early January.