[Sca-cooks] Mumming/Theatricals at feasts

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Thu Jan 18 11:17:07 PST 2007

A couple of years ago, I believe there may have been some discussion on 
the lists about documentation for Theatrical presentations and/or 
mummings during feasts.

Turns out Roy Strong's book _Feast: A history of Grand Eating_ has some 
descriptions of 15th and 16th century feast mummings and spectacles, 
especially from pages 123-125, but other descriptions are scattered 
throughout the book. These include music, dancing, what we would call 
'opera' type presentations, a staging of the siege of Jerusalem, and 
mimed theatricals.

-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net 
"History doesn't always repeat itself. Sometimes it screams
'Why don't you ever listen to me?' and lets fly with a club."

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