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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Natasha, Sonya, Madame Schoss, and two maids got into Nicholas' sleigh; Dimmler, his wife, and Petya, into the old count's, and the rest of the mummers seated themselves in the other two sleighs.
From that sleigh one could hear the shouts, laughter, and voices of the mummers.
There will be games and a fancy dress competition for the children, spooky tales will be told in the candlelit buildings while the Cosmeston mummers perform a ghostly play.
In addition to new tourism developments, such as the National Constitution Center, Once Upon and Nation and the newly renovated Adventure Aquarium, as well as new nighttime entertainment options, the PCVB also works collaboratively with its members to offer special packages in conjunction with events and special exhibits, such as "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," coming to the Franklin Institute February 3 - September 30, 2007 or annual events such as the Mummers Parade and Fancy Brigade Finale (December 31, 2006 - January 1, 2007) and the Philadelphia Flower Show (March 4-11, 2007).
St George prepares for battle as children at Hade Edge School staged a traditional mummers play |for Christmas instead of the Nativity.
CHRISTMAS is not complete in some Warwickshire villages without a visit from the Coventry Mummers.
In his contribution on 'The Chapbook Mummers Play', Smith reviews the course of this study over this period, describing how this has led to revision of Alex Helm's categorization of the chapbooks in 1969.
Vin Garbutt, The Sands Family, John Wright Band, Darlington Mummers and Pete Betts are just some of those set to play.
The prince watched a street dancing performance by girls from the Greenhouse Project, and a Mummers play about St George by youngsters from Toxteth's St Margaret of Antioch primary school.
30pm, with games and a fancy dress competition for children and spooky tales to be told in the candlelit buildings, while the Cosmeston mummers perform a ghostly play.
Entertainment by a Mummers Band group and food supplied by Whole Foods will be available on Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Pace Egg Mummers helped youngsters of Bradley Junior School put on a special production of a traditional mummers' play, much to the delight of pupils and staff.