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Chocolate Pi Mumming plays (32) RE: Mumming plays 08 May 00


We did a mummers's play every year in our elementary school Winter Revels (emphatically _not_ Christmas Revels, since 1/3 the school was Jewish and another 1/4 was first-generation immigrants, mostly Chinese and Russian); characters were played by boys and girls alike; most often without regard to the gender of the character. Because I was a big participant in the drama program, I think I had played every mummer's role by the time I graduated eighth grade. Our version was specific to our school, and seemed to be forming its own folk process there; the doctor said something like "In come I, the doctor, by golly/ Just off of the Green Line trolley." I seem to recall that our script was originally adapted from something the Cambridge Revels did one year.


Chocolate Pi


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