Room, Room, English Mummers Play
These are Mummers, and their traditions provide a fascinating insight into England’s cultural heritage. The origins of such traditions have long been debated but never adequately resolved. Steve Roud and Eddie Cass are two authorities whose researches have attracted acclaim from all over the world. Here they have provided a concise introduction to this complex and intriguing subject and selected texts which represent the various types of plays known to have existed within England since records began.

They also provide hints to performing the plays in a school context – or anywhere, for that matter. Black and white and colour photographs enhance the written content. So learn a lot and have some fun!