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Packet 3 : Mummers Plays

Scope and Content Notes

'Typewritten and annotated texts of mummers' plays, including Riding The Stang, Christmas plays, sword dance plays, pace egger plays, and others. Originally bound, now separate 8 x 6 inch sheets. Includes name of play/group, location, informant, and text of play, as well as some description of movement/action, costuming, and circumstances of performance. Some plays copied from cited published sources. Often contains several versions of the same play from different informants, as well as the way the informant learned the play. Pages are numbered, but not necessarily arranged in numerical order'. (From Guides to the Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture: The James Madison Carpenter Collection, AFC 1972/001, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center, June 1996 Library of Congress, reproduced with permission.)


Folder 29 : Mummers Plays - A
Folder 30 : Mummers Plays - B
Folder 31 : Mummers Plays - C
Folder 32 : Mummers Plays - D
Folder 33 : Mummers Plays - E
Folder 34 : Mummers Plays - F
Folder 35 : Mummers Plays - G

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