hist-games: [Fwd: RE: Renaissance Games]

Jane & Mark Waks waks at ne.mediaone.net
Mon Jun 12 09:23:40 PDT 2000


I got this inquiry about whether "The Game of Graces" (aka "Flying
Circles", aka "Les Graces") is Renaissance. I don't find it in any of my
sources, but I put it to the more sports-informed folks here -- anyone
know about this?

				-- Justin

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: Renaissance Games
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 12:02:20 -0400
From: Karmen Brown <kbrown at folger.edu>
To: "'Jane & Mark Waks'" <waks at ne.mediaone.net>

  "The Game of Graces" is a game with two players. The players throw and
catch (using two wooden sticks per player) a wooden hoop adorned with
ribbons. From what I've read, it was sport that was considered suitable
for
young women. The game was first documented in the America's during the
mid
1800's.
Does this sound familiar??

Thanks for you help!!!!

Karmen Brown
Sales Assistant
Folger Shakespeare Library Museum Shop
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Voice (202) 675-0308
Voice (202)675-0364 (after 4pm)
kbrown at folger.edu


-----Original Message-----
From: Jane & Mark Waks [mailto:waks at ne.mediaone.net]
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2000 6:37 PM
To: Karmen Brown
Cc: 'justin at waks.org'
Subject: Re: Renaissance Games


Karmen Brown wrote:
>    Is "The Game of Graces" considered either a Renaissance or Medieval
game.
> It's sometimes known as "Flying Circles", "Les Graces."

Hmm. I don't know any of those names, and they don't seem to be in the
standard sources, so odds are probably against it. But if you could
describe the game, I might be able to make a more informed guess...

				-- Justin

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