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GUEST,JZG Mumming plays (32) RE: Mumming plays 08 May 00

For some few years now many of the folkies (plus nerds with folkie connections) that I know have had a tradition of writing and performing mummers' plays for friends' weddings. It was the morris dancers what started it (they being the ones who usually do things like mummers' plays around here, not counting Christmas Revels). We've strayed fairly far from the traditional roots in some ways; our plays usually portray the couple getting married and have lots of in-jokes that people who know them well will get ... also horrible puns; sometimes a song parody; the entire thing is written almost all in rhyme, and someone *always* gets killed and brought back to life ...


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