gt; The Town Crier leads the Marshfield Mummers, The Old Time Paper Boys, wearing costumes made from old newspapers, as they perform their traditional Boxing Day mummers' play
in the village of Marshfield, Wiltshire, yesterday.
Tiddy, The Mummers' Play
(Oxford, 1923); Sir Edmund Chambers, The English Folk-Play (Oxford, 1933); Neville Denny (ed.
It now features a procession from the Old Goods Yard to Tunnel End, where fire performances and a mummers' play
about a battle to overcome the winter take place.
Act out your own mummers' play
and create a ghost story as you follow the Christmas trail around Harvard House.
The Warwickshire historian, Mary Dormer Harris, collected the Stoneleigh mummers' play
as late as 1925 from an elderly gent who had performed in it many years earlier.
But Dromgoole, perhaps assuming that his audience knows little or nothing of the previous stow, felt that beginning in medias res might be confusing, though the textual openings were both retained, each following the respective mummers' play
that preceded it.
Greene states that "records for the [Antrobus] (or any other) type of mummers' play
before 1800 are extremely scanty; during the nineteenth century, they multiply a hundredfold.
With Michael Boyle's help, Glassie wrote out the traditional mummers' play
and the local school performed it.
The Monkseaton Morrismen and Folk Dance Club wowed the crowds outside the Ship Inn and Black Horse pubs in Monkseaton, with traditional sword dances and mummers' play
The Mummers' Play
draws, as Brookes said, "on an ancient tradition of theatre for change.
But it got worse when they put on a traditional Mummers' play
on Boxing Day, dressed as women.
mumming playalso called mummers' play
Middle English mommen to speak incoherently, be silent, perform (a mumming play), probably in part a derivative of mom an inarticulate sound (of imitative origin), in part from Old French mommer to perform wearing masks