"This is a Mummers’ play I wrote"
Modern compositions and their implications
by Peter Millington
"Mumming Traditions in Cross-Border and Cross-Community Contexts", Derry, 9-13 June 2003
This is a fleshed-out version of the original Microsoft PowerPoint presentation I gave at the conference. Bibliographic references have been added, as have hyperlinks to my web-based sources. Further information, which was given verbally at the conference, has been added where appropriate, especially to explain the graphs. There is also some additional data from the textual analysis that I was unable to present due to time limitations. This paper has been submitted for publication along with the other conference papers in the journal Ulster Studies in Irish and Celtic.