Mummer

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Not to be confused with The Brave Companions, a sellsword company often called "The Bloody Mummers".

A mummer is an actor and entertainer in Westeros and the Free Cities. A mummer is usually part of a mummer’s troupe of fellow actors. Sometimes the troupe will be one that travels from place to place or one that is part of a playhouse. They entertain at various feasts and functions performing plays, shows, acrobatics and whatnot.[citation needed]

About

There are mummers in Westeros and Essos. A master mummer is the mummer in charge of the troupe. Every mummer’s troupe has to have a dwarf.[1]

Varys claims to have been born a slave in Lys that was sold and apprenticed to a traveling folly, a troupe of mummers who worked the Free Cities, Oldtown, and occasionally King's Landing, by means of a fat little cog owned by the troupe's master.[2]

Mummers that featured little folk in their troupes learned to stay away from Lannisport and Casterly Rock, at the risk of Lord Tywin Lannister's displeasure.[3]

In times of peace, gaily painted mummer’s boats with quilted sails of half a hundred colors would make their way up the forks of the Trident, going from village to village and castle to castle.[4]

According to Samwell Tarly in Braavos the mummers play out written stories instead of just making up the usual stupid farces.[5]

The Ship is a mummers playhouse in Braavos.[6] It is also known as the Mummer's Ship. It sits across the street from the Happy Port.[7] The Blue Lantern is a mummers playhouse in Braavos.[6]

There is a mummers’ hall in White Harbor where bawdy entertainments can be had for a few pennies.[8]

While tied up at Volon Therys Griff notices the gaily painted mummers' barge next to the Shy Maid. The mummers are a loud and lively lot, always quoting speeches at each other and drunk more oft that not. They clang their mummers bell.[9]

Before coming to the Wall, Pypar had traveled the Seven Kingdoms with a mummers' troupe. He can imitate a hundred different voices and loves to act.[10]

When they took Arya Stark's eyes at the House of Black and White the Waif also shaved her head, a mummers cut, she called it, since so many mummers did the same so their wigs might fit them better. The Kindly Man tells Arya that mummers change their faces with artifice.[11]

Known mummers


Mummers Plays


References and Notes

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