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CHRISTMAS MUMMERS PLAYS IN ENGLAND (25 images)

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CHRISTMAS A TRADITIONAL PLAY.

Mummers' Plays also known as Mumming plays are seasonal folk plays performed by troupes of amateur actors known as mummers. They are sometimes performed in the street but more usually as house-to-house visits and in public houses.

The earliest evidence of Mummers' plays as they are known is from the mid to late 18th century. Mummers plays were formerly performed throughout most of Britain. There are a few surviving traditional teams, the...
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