The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0934 Wednesday, 25 April 2001
Date: Tuesday, 24 Apr 2001 12:31:17 -0400
Subject: The Renaissance Game of "Bo-peep"
If Hardy approves, I want to send this query once more in the hope that
someone can direct me to the source I need.
RE: 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
19th-century source: 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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