Symposium Programme 2013

9.00 – 9.30 Registration & Coffee
9.30 – 9.40 Welcome, housekeeping and introduction to the 3rd Unconvention.Stephen Rowley

  • The ways we look at Mumming. Peter Harrop

10.00 – 11.00 Panel 1

  • Traditional drama in Newfoundland: text, context and performance.John Widdowson & Paul Smith
  • Mummers, Janneys and Naluyuks of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Lynn Lunde

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee and Refreshments

11.30 – 12.30 Panel 2.

  • Unspoken cultural knowledge: Understanding the endurance of Mumming in Northern Ireland, through performance ethnography. Threase Finnegan
  • Reverend George Low and the sword dance in Shetland. Paul Smith

12.30 – 2.00 Lunch

2.00 – 3.00 Panel 3.

  • Too Much Knowledge? Experience in show creation for rural touring with the Fabulous Old Spot Theatre Company. Oliver Crick
  • Mumming is not acting: What is it, why is it important and how do we gain the public’s trust? Ron Shuttleworth

3.00 – 4.00 Open Discussion and Endpieces*. (Tea served 3.45) (Chair) Peter Harrop

  • The Winchcombe Mummers – Journey to 2013. Cressida Pryor
  • The Widcombe Mummers – Creating a Tradition. Ian Gilchrist
  • The Penny Plain Theatre – From Street Theatre to Mumming. Andrew Jackson

* Time permitting the end pieces may be delivered at the conclusion of the panels.
4.15 Depart

Symposium Abstracts

Speaker Biographies

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