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Game Rounders +
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Headline Play Attributed to Shakespeare Cites Stool-ball  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Tags Famous  + , Females  +
Year 1,612  +
Year Number 1  +
Year Suffix c  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:41:59  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>A young maid asks her wooer to go <p>A young maid asks her wooer to go with her. "What shall we do there, wench?" She replies, "Why, play at stool-ball; what else is there to do?"</p> <p>Fletcher and Shakespeare, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Two Noble Kinsmen</span> [London], Act V, Scene 2, per W. W. Grantham, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Stoolball Illustrated and How to Play</span> It [W. Speaight, London, 1904], page 29. David Block, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Baseball Before We Knew It</span>, page 170, gives 1634 as the publication date of this play, which was reportedly performed in 1612, and mentions that doubts have been expressed as to authorship, so Shakespeare [1564-1616] may not have contributed. Others surmise that The Bard wrote Acts One and Five, which would make him the author of the stoolball reference. See also item #1600c.2 above. <strong>Note:</strong> can we find further specifics? Russell-Goggs, in "Stoolball in Sussex," <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Sussex County Magazine</span>, volume 2, no. 7 (July 1928), page 320, notes that the speaker is the "daughter of the Jailer."</p> is the "daughter of the Jailer."</p>
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