Master Mummers - Midlands Mummers: Keeping Up a Christmas (and Pagan) Custom (G.Christian (1951a))

G.Christian (1951a)


Source:

Garth Christian (Auth.)
Midlands Mummers: KEEPING UP A CHRISTMAS (AND PAGAN) CUSTOM
Derbyshire Countryside, Jan./Mar.1951, Vol.18, No.5, p.92

The folk plays performed at Christmas by Mummers in the Erewash Valley are described. Extracts are quoted from Underwood, Notts., (last seen by the author in 1944), and Jacksdale, Notts. The villages around Ilkeston, Derbys., are also included in the discussion. The supposed pagan origins of the plays are mentioned.

Index Terms:

Locations: Underwood, Notts. (SK4750); Jacksdale, Notts. (SK4451); Ilkeston, Derbys. (SK4642)
Years: Perf. 1944; Publ. 1951
Subjects: Plays; Christmas; Origins; Mummers; Text Fragments
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00028

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