The English mummers" play

  • 116 Pages
  • 4.53 MB
  • English
D.S. Brewer for the Folklore Society, Rowman and Littlefield , Woodbridge, Suffolk, Totowa, N.J
Folk drama, English -- History and criticism., Mumming plays -- History and criticism., Mumming p
StatementAlex Helm ; with a foreword by N. Peacock and E.C. Cawte.
SeriesMistletoe series ;, v. 14
ContributionsFolklore Society (Great Britain)
LC ClassificationsPR635.F6 H43
The Physical Object
Pagination116 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4161761M
ISBN 100847670147
LC Control Number80143006

The English mummers' play (Mistletoe series) Paperback – January 1, by Alex Helm (Author) › Visit Amazon's Alex Helm Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Alex Author: Alex Helm. About A Mummers’ Play From New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley comes a holiday tale of romance and intrigue in which a spirited woman hunts for the truth about her fallen lover On Christmas Eve, a group of costumed mummers—or actors—arrive at Torlinghurst where they will perform for Jack Beaufort, the new Duke of Cranmore.

From New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley comes a holiday tale of romance and intrigue in which a spirited woman hunts for the truth about her fallen lover On Christmas Eve, a group of costumed mummers—or actors—arrive at Torlinghurst where they will perform for Jack Beaufort, the new Duke of Cranmore/5.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages [20] pages of plates: illustrations, maps, music ; 29 cm. Obviously this is a book about the English Mummers' Play, but the text does seem to imply that this is a singularly English custom.

I would have expected at least passing references to similar customs in Ireland, much of Europe, the Caribbean - and elsewhere too, I shouldn't wonder. The English Folk-Play By E. Chambers Clarendon Press, Librarian's tip: "The Mummers' Play and Its Congeners" begins on p.

Read preview Overview. All Silver and No Brass: An Irish Christmas Mumming By Henry Glassie University of Pennsylvania Press, Read. Mummers' and guisers' plays were formerly performed throughout much of The English mummers play book Great Britain and Ireland, spreading to other English-speaking parts of the world including Newfoundland and Saint Kitts and are a few surviving traditional teams of mummers in England and Ireland, but there have been many revivals of mumming, often associated nowadays with morris and sword.

Alternative Titles: disguising, momerie, mummers’ play, mummery Mumming play, also called mummers’ play, traditional dramatic entertainment, still performed in a few villages in England and Northern Ireland, in which a champion is killed in a fight and is then brought to life by a doctor.

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Mitts are knit for a woman I just met once: I saw her beautiful sheep during our suholliday Groningenand rang the doorbell to ask her if she still had their fleeces. She gave me a beautiful ecru and gray fleece.

Very friendly. The brown fleece was given to me a few days earlier. Zwartbles?/5(24). Many mummers' plays were in the hero-combat tradition of English folk plays and presented variations on a typical fourfold action: the presentation of the characters (eg, St George, the Doctor, Alexander, Sir Guy, the Turkish Knight and others); the combat between one or more antagonists; the cure or resurrection of a slain champion; and the.

The English Mummers and Their Plays. Book Description: Description not available. eISBN: Subjects: Sociology, Language & Literature × Close Overlay. Table of Contents Your institution does not have access to this book on JSTOR.

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Try searching on JSTOR for other items. What is a Mummer. "It's any man, woman or child involved in the fantasy of song, dance and costume splendor on each January 1st in the annual Philadelphia New. Back inthe James Durning String Band marched to “Hatikvah” while dressed in costumes decorated with large Stars of David.

Just one year earlier, Jules Cohen, then the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia, denounced blackface at the Mummers Parade.

A Mummers' Play previously appeared in A Regency Christmas Praise for the Novels of Jo Beverley “Beverley beautifully blends complex characters, an exquisitely sensual love story, and a refreshingly different Regency setting into one sublime romance.”—Reviews: Mummers Plays Mummer’s Plays (ages ) $ – Purchase This scheme of work introduces students to the traditional folk genre of Mummers’ Plays, a medieval form of street theatre.

Peter Harrop offers a reappraisal of mummers’ plays, which have long been regarded as a form of ‘folk’ or ‘traditional’ drama, somehow separate from the mainstream of British theatre. This fresh view of folk and tradition explores how mummers’ plays emerged in an 18th century theatrical environment of popular spouting clubs and private theatricals, yet quickly transformed into.

For the Twelve Days of Christmas mummers made house‐to‐house visits to perform shows like the Hero‐Combat featuring the British national hero and popular icon St. George. Other forms of folk drama performed during the winter season consisted of rituals of inversion involving a mock king called a.

The English mummers and their plays: traces of ancient mystery. [Alan Brody] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. Find items in libraries near you.

The Philadelphia Mummers Parade is believed to be one of the oldest folk festivals in America, and a tradition that has been going on since the time of ancient Egyptians.

However, the word Mummer can be traced back to ancient Greece. It is derived from Momus, the personification of satire and mockery. It’s also found Read more».

The tradition of mummers and their acting -- called mummery -- can be traced back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Their work spread throughout Europe, and mummers began to spread throughout England in the 15th century. At the time, Brian was a teacher at Yew Tree primary school in Sandwell, in charge of audio-visual and sound recording. That year the BBC broadcast a radio series for schools for year olds called ‘Mime, Movement and Music Stage 1’, with detailed instructions on how to perform a Mummers Play.

The English Mummers and Their Plays: Traces of Ancient Mystery (Folklore and Folklife) Brody, Alan. Published by University of Pennsylvania Press.

ISBN ISBN New. Quantity available: From: Lakeside Books (Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.) Seller Rating: Add to Basket. This type of seasonal English folk drama was often performed at Christmas time from house to house.

The play has been described as a strange processional dance and mimetic game with dialogue, however the term ‘mummers’ has a rather imprecise meaning.

Intend to include a short section on the mummery play and book, which has great significance to the new religious movement of Adidam (authored by spiritual teacher Adi Da) located (the annual theatre presentation) in Nothern California, this is not intended to be any form of promotion (for the sacred theatre performance or book) but more to take its place in the history of mummers and mummery for readers.

Mumming Geese Dancing, Guising, Masking, Mummering Mumming is a form of folk entertainment in which bands of masked and costumed merrymakers roam the streets singing, dancing, acting out stories, or simply engaging in horseplay.

In past centuries people throughout Europe celebrated the Christmas season by mumming or by hosting bands of mummers in their. The Mummers are a band based in the English seaside town of Brighton, centred on London-born singer/songwriter Raissa Khan-Panni, composer Mark Horwood (before taking his own life in September ), producer/writer Paul Sandrone and co-producer/manager Alastair Cunningham.

The one kind of mummering activity that can still be found in Newfoundland and Labrador is the house visit. But years ago even this form of mummering was often violent and unpleasant.

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Mummers often carried “splits” or large sticks and fought with other groups of mummers or attacked innocent people. From “The English Mummers” Play by Alex Helm (Folklore Soc, ) [ISBN ] A4. pp) (NB – The Stony Stratford Mummers do not perform in the style described below – we are an ‘acting’ group rather than a ‘declaiming’ group and enjoy.

Complete Catalog: Literature, Cultural Studies. Titles from the Penn Press catalog, grouped by subject. Abrahams, Everyday Life: A Poetics of Vernacular Practices (eb ) Albrecht, Four Latin Plays of St. Nicholas: From the Twelfth-Century Fleury Play-book (eb ) Alden, The Rise of Formal Satire in England Under Classical Influence (eb ) Alff, The Wreckage of Intentions: Projects in.

Mummer definition is - a performer in a pantomime; broadly: actor. How to use mummer in a sentence. ‘Carol singing, Morris-men, mummers, community plays are just a few of the traditions under threat from what is seen as an arbitrary piece of legislation.’ ‘And in come the mummers, faces muffled and painted, outlandishly costumed in multicolored skirts, frock coats, long-johns, turned jackets, stuffed pants.’.

The Mummers are a band based in the English seaside town of Brighton, centred around London-born singer-songwriter Raissa Khan-Panni. They take their name 'Mummers' from the medieval performing troupes who would go from door-to-door wearing masks and costumes, staging plays in rhyme and song and mime.Mummer definition: one of a group of masked performers in folk play or mime | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.