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Subject: Mummer play info?
From: weepiper
Date: 19 Sep 01 - 02:32 PM

Here's one for morrismen/revivalists: does anyone know where to find texts (preferably on the net) for mummer plays? Anything would be helpful


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: GUEST,Doc Rock
Date: 19 Sep 01 - 02:34 PM

Do you mean literature on mumming, or specific scripts for mumming plays?


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: weepiper
Date: 19 Sep 01 - 02:50 PM

Hi Doc Rock, specific scripts please, preferably complete


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 Sep 01 - 03:05 PM

Boy oh boy....You wanna' talk about bummer plays, that gawddamn "Phantom of the Opera" just completely sucks. Andrew Lloyd Weber tunes are tuneless and the words are simply trash. I get bummed just thinking about it. A complete and total bummer play if I ev................
say what? ......................mummer? ................not bummer huh? ...........................Hmmmmmm ..................
................Uh, I don't know jacksquat about mummers.............Never mind.............

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 19 Sep 01 - 03:13 PM

Click here for one thread with some ideas. I have a bookmark saved on my computer at home with more- I'll try to find it tonight.


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: weepiper
Date: 19 Sep 01 - 03:16 PM

Spaw- ROFLMAO! Animaterra-thanks!


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 19 Sep 01 - 03:17 PM

Here's a page with more scripts! (You're welcome!)


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: pavane
Date: 19 Sep 01 - 06:08 PM

I have a script for the Swansea Valley Mummers Play, which was collected in the 1950's and is performed by the Men of Sweyn's Ey (Morris) in its home area each Christmas. It is quite a short play compared with some others. (I have played Robin Hood and the Doctor at different times).


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: Snuffy
Date: 19 Sep 01 - 06:51 PM

Loads of 'em at Sheffield University

Also here


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: mouldy
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 02:17 AM

I have a few, but I reckon that Sheffield Uni would be a very good bet. Although I haven't checked it out, it is/was where Dr. Ian Russell could be found. As he was very friendly with one of the mumming group my SO was with in Nottinghamshire in the early 1980s, and came out to watch them one year, I bet what I have is already on. I got my scripts (except one, and that's from Mansfield, so it's probably there too) through the group.

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: alanww
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 04:56 AM

As the Captain of Mummers for the Shakespeare Morris Men for the past 15 years or so, I would suggest that, if you just want any suitable play, then Snuffy's link to the Sheffield University site is probably your easiest option.

But, if instead you want to have an authentic play from your own locality (where's that?) or are interested in a particular form of play (eg Robin Hood Play etc), then I would suggest that you speak to Ron Shuttleworth of Coventry Mummers. He is the Mummers Archivist for the Morris Ring of England, and I am sure that he will be very happy to dig an appropriate play out of his archives for you. He hasn't got his vast range of literature online yet but has an initial site, which is at < a href = "http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/town/walk/ykp55/mumming/"> Folk Plays Archive

If you want to contact Ron please send me a personal message and I will give you his telephone number.

And then there's the issue of what song to sing at the end of the play. Again you may be happy with a generic song or you may be after a particular song or two like I am on the following link: < a href = "http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?ThreadID=28581" > Mummers Songs

"We're one, two, three jolly boys all in one line ... "
Alan


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: John J
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 05:16 AM

I would suggest you contact (Dr.) Eddie Cass on email: eddie.cass@btinternet.com . Eddie, apart from being a hell of a nice guy, is an authority on such things. Also you might try to contact duncan Broomhead of Macclesfield (Bollington I think), Cheshire. He holds a huge amount of information on mummers plays and souling plays. If you want to PM me or email me directly on john.jocys@btinternet.com I'll keep you informed of any other info I come up with.

John (aka King George)


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 05:52 AM

In 'Lancashire Legends' (HArland and Wolf) it has the complete transcript of a Lancashire Mummers play which, oddly enough, is identical to the Lancaster Easter Pace Egg play (Apart from the seasonal references that is!).

Buggered if I am going to type it all in but I can scan it if you like - may even work with my OCR software (but I doubt it).

PM me me here with your email addy or email me on dpolshaw@ntlworld.com if you would like a copy.

Cheers

Dave the Gnome
Suspected OCR version -
My nome is Stan Porge. A nobley nit of old.
And with my rusty broadstreet I won ten trousers pong in gild....


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: English Jon
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 06:51 AM

Ryburn three step have a mummers play text online somewhere:

Try www.ryburn3step.org.uk

EJ


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: weepiper
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 02:32 PM

To everybody who has posted helpful info, thank you all very much, I have what I need now. I was asking on behalf of someone else but this has all been kind of interesting! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: Help: Mummer play info?
From: Tyke
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 03:43 PM

Hello weepiper, If you look on the Mudcat Links Page you will find a link to the Rombalds Mummers! http://website.lineone.net/~aaardvark/index.html

You will find lots of information Photographs of the costumes used in several plays. I have also included a copy of the script for 1983 version of the St George and the Dragon. This play is based on a traditional Mummers play fro Kirby longsdale in YORKSHIRE!! I say based as the plays would differ from village to village. This is the Rombalds Mummers version where St George fights a Dragon that is full of Nucular Power! An Oil sheik, a Turkish night who is killed in the play is brought back to life however the Job is done by Private Pratice not National Health! Have a look and I hope you enjoy the web site! Cheers Tyke


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