[ANSTHRLD] incredibly random research question for the day

Mike C. Baker kihebard at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 2 09:09:16 PST 2011

Mummers also come immediately to mind, but how much of the tradition 
demonstrably dates pre-1601ce has been called into question before.

At the very least, some of the Irish mummery ostensibly dates more to 
Cromwell the Protector than to his forebears... (cf. _The Armagh Rhymers_ as 
they appeared at NTIF several years ago)

Amra / Kihe / Mike

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> Lady Castellana asked:
>>In anyone's readings has anyone come across an example of people dressing 
>>up as animals for pageantry or ceremonies in period?  (I am looking more 
>>for western European examples.)  I am sure they did, I just have no idea 
>>on where to find it.
> In Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, one actor dresses as a lion 
> for the play within a play, and Bottom dresses as a donkey for the main 
> play.
> Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin

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