All Silver and No Brass: An Irish Christmas Mumming

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Irish Christmas mumming, the subject of this carefully researched and beautifully written book, is approached in Part I through the recollections of four old people of the hamlet of Ballymenone who recall the mumming from their youth. In Part II, the author examines the form and function of the mummers' play, showing that contrary to the theories of some folklorists it is not a truncated fragment of a much larger whole but a complete "presentational" statement. He shows how the mummers' play functioned as a means of drawing ...

All Silver and No Brass: An Irish Christmas Mumming 1983, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253304704

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All silver and no brass : an Irish Christmas mumming 1976, Dolmen Press, Dublin

ISBN-13: 9780851053028

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