Gloucester International Mummers Festival 2013 - Symposium Programme

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This is the programme for the academic symposium held in association with the Gloucester International Mummers Festival on Friday December 13th 2013, at Gloucester Folk Museum, 103 Westgate St, Gloucester GL1 2PG.

Click here for the abstracts of the papers, or on the author links for individual abstracts.
See also the author's biographies
9.00 - 9.30 Registration and coffee
9.30 - 9.40 Stephen Rowley Welcome, housekeeping and introduction to the 3rd Unconvention
9.40 - 10.00 Peter Harrop 'The ways we look at Mumming'
10.00 - 11.00 Panel 1
John Widdowson & Paul Smith 'Traditional drama in Newfoundland: text, context and performance'
Lynn Lunde 'Mummers, Janneys and Naluyuks of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada'
Cressida Pryor* 'The Winchcombe Mummers Journey to 2013'
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee and Refreshments
11.30 - 12.30 Panel 2.
Threase Finnegan 'Unspoken cultural knowledge: Understanding the endurance of Mumming in Northern Ireland, through performance ethnography'
Paul Smith 'Reverend George Low and the sword dance in Shetland'
Ian Gilchrist* 'The Widecombe Mummers - Creating a Tradition'
12.30 - 2.00 Lunch
2.00 - 3.00 Panel 3.
Oliver Crick 'Too Much Knowledge? Experience in show creation for rural touring with the Fabulous Old Spot Theatre Company'
Ron Shuttleworth 'Mumming is not acting: What is it, why is it important and how do we gain the public's trust?'
Andrew Jackson* 'The Penny Plain Theatre - From Street Theatre to Mumming'
3.00 - 4.00 Peter Harrop (Chair) 'Open Discussion' (tea served 3.45)
* The asterisked talks will be presented at the end of their alloted panels if time allows. Otherwise they will be given before the Open Discussion.
4.15 Depart
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