Big May Day: Performances
Scholars performed numerous plays and masques throughout the day. Among the most popular to produce for Big May Day were Some Merry Feasts of Robin Hood, The Play of Saint George, The Masque of the Flowers, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Additionally, dancers and tumblers learned routines from books like Observations of Popular Antiquities and perfomed to Elizabethan-esque music composed by University of Pennsylvania professor Dr. Hugh Clark.  All of the performers dressed themselves in ornate costumes in keeping with the theme.
 Letter from Susan Shifrin to Lisa Handling, 25 October 1989.