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  • Mummers' Plays (also known as mumming) are seasonal folk plays performed by troupes of actors known as mummers or guisers (or by local names such as rhymers, pace-eggers, Although the term "mummers" has been used since medieval times, no. — “Mummers Play - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The Mummers Parade is held each New Year's Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Small groups of up to twenty mummers, their faces blackened, went door to door, shooting. — “Mummers Parade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The Mummers are a band based in the English seaside town of Brighton, centred around London-born singer/songwriter Raissa Khan-Panni and composer Mark Horwood before the latter's suicide in September 2009.[1] They take their name 'Mummers' from. — “The Mummers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • When he read the fine passages he was transported, but when he thought that mummers would get something out of them for their show, he was disconsolate; and in this confusion of sentiments in which he was involved he would have liked at once to crown Racine with both his hands and discuss with him for a good quarter of an hour. — “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert
  • Before Natasha had finished singing, fourteen-year-old Petya rushed in delightedly, to say that some mummers had arrived. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • Before Natasha had finished singing, fourteen-year-old Petya rushed in delightedly, to say that some mummers had arrived. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

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