loo, whist and dancing
Posted by Katy B on October 08, 1997 at 01:58:51:
In response to Regency Ball, written by May on October 06, 1997 at 22:11:04
] ] I will be hosting a Regency Ball, complete with live musicians, period dancing, period dress, period card games (mainly whist and loo), on November 11, from 7:30-10:00 p.m. on the campus of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. (That's just about forty-five minutes south of Minneapolis.)
] Wow! Too bad I don't live near you. That'll be a sight to behold. Does anybody still know how to perform the dances and play loo and whist? I hope you'll let us know how it went. Great idea for a project.
I was very surprised to find anyone who already knew how to play whist, but I've already found two! I also have an overview from Daniel Pool's book What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew , even though I think that that book has some inaccuracies in it.
There are also sites on the web with the rules to loo.
The Dancing was harder, but in Minneapolis I found the Tapestry Folkdance Center, and they know English Country Dancing. In fact, they hold their own Regency Ball sometime in March.
Thanks for everyone interest! I'll be sure to post photos.
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