The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0867 Tuesday, 17 April 2001
From: Edmund Taft
Date: Monday, April 16, 2001 12:49 PM
Subject: The Renaissance Game of "Bo-peep"
I'd be grateful if anyone could point me toward a source that explains
the Renaissance game of bo-peep. Its modern counterpart is
"peek-a-boo," but the two games are somewhat different. I do have a
T.S. Thiselton-Dyer, _Folk-Lore of Shakespeare_ (New York: Harper's,
1884): pp. 399-400. But it is in French. A more modern, English
source would be helpful.
The game is played by a parent with a baby.
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