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Folklore: Short Mummers Plays

GUEST,Rose 09 Sep 20 - 05:22 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Short Mummers Plays
From: GUEST,Rose
Date: 09 Sep 20 - 05:22 PM

Hello

I am searching for some short Mummers Plays to use in a workshop.
Any leads would be so wonderful.
I will be working with an adult cast.
I need to find some play ideas ASAP.


Thanks so much.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Short Mummers Plays
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 20 - 05:34 PM

Also would be interested in finding Souling Play scripts.

Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Short Mummers Plays
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 20 - 09:10 PM

Hi!

There are historic scripts in Alan Gailey's "Irish Christmas Mummers"

-Caroline


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Short Mummers Plays
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Sep 20 - 02:49 AM

You will find a Mummer's play in Lancashire Legends. Just do a search on "Mummers" . It is in 2 acts which makes it quite long but we have successfully done just act one which makes it a lot shorter.

Good luck. Or should I say break a leg :-)

DtG


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Short Mummers Plays
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 10 Sep 20 - 04:10 AM

Many texts available here.

LFF


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Short Mummers Plays
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Sep 20 - 01:08 PM

Extract from a latter day version -


"Send for the £5 doctor".

"There ain't one".

"Send for the £10 doctor".

"There ain't one of them either - he's off testing for Covid".


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Short Mummers Plays
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Sep 20 - 01:25 PM

I can cure the itch, the stich, the palsey and the gout
Pains within and Covid without...


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Short Mummers Plays
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Sep 20 - 04:25 PM

Versions of the Scottish 'Galoshins' play tend to be pretty short.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Short Mummers Plays
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 15 Sep 20 - 11:16 AM

I was in a group that did our version of the Galoshins play: it took about 20 minutes, and we wrote in a lot of topical stuff. (It was pre-Covid, but we did have some medical jokes! Jeremy Hunt was then Health Minister, so there was a long pause before saying his surname!)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Short Mummers Plays
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 20 - 05:47 PM

Look at the Selby mummers play if I remember correctly it is vert short


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Short Mummers Plays
From: GUEST,Sue Allan
Date: 16 Sep 20 - 01:20 PM

Short Christmas one I collected in Cumbria is published on the Folk Play Research website - along with many, many other plays:
Folk Play Research


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