Performing the Pilgrims, by Stephen Eddy
Snow. University Press of Mississippi,
1993. Pbk. in very good condition. 241 pp.
Good Index, and bibliographical list of 'References'. A wealth of black and white photographic
illustrations and some helpful diagrams.
study of the way in which historical re-enactments (or 'ethnohistorical
Role-Playing') of the lives of members of the Mayflower and later Pilgrim
communities at Plimouth Plantation (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA) have evolved
since 1947. The author is himself descended from one such pilgrim, and after
working as a professional actor felt drawn towards this re-creation of the
small farming and maritime community built by the early English Pilgrims to
America along the shore of Plymouth Harbor, where he has played several roles
over the years. Much research, many
recordings and interviews have gone towards the making of this book, and it
will be of value, not merely to historical re-enactors themselves, but to
anyone interested in the early history of what would later become the United