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 Post subject: Re: Mary Lou of the Chalet School
PostPosted: 12 Oct 2012, 12:43 
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And of course there's Sound Charades, a round in Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (which usually results in an absurd double entendre about Lionel Blair).

Not forgetting our old pals Hamish and Dougal.

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Lou of the Chalet School
PostPosted: 12 Oct 2012, 13:29 
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 Post subject: Re: Mary Lou of the Chalet School
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cestina wrote:
The charades we played at school certainly had words in them. In fact they were almost exactly as played at the CS. You spilt a word up into syllables, acted each syllable separately, trying to hide the bit you were saying as best you could and then acted the whole word. If you were very cunning you ran two words alongside each other to confuse the opposing teams....

Dorothy L. Sayers wrote a short story in which the charades spell out a name - they do five scenes, the final scene showing the whole word. In her story the protagonist is convinced that they're spelling out JANE, about whom he has an extremely guilty conscience. I think they do tableaux, or non-speaking charades. I can't remember the title, but it's probably in either Hangman's Holiday or In the Teeth of the Evidence.

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Lou of the Chalet School
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Mrs Redboots wrote:
They were two different games in my youth: charades was done with teams, scenery and acting/improvisation and Give us a Clue, known, for some reason, as The Game, was also a team game, but was done silently by one team member acting out what (I think) the opposing team had given them, and the rest of their team had to guess.


Although hardly an academic source, this was played in the "Downton Abbey" Christmas episode and when the newspaper man asks the dowager countess whether she enjoys "charades", she replies, "this isn't charades, this is The Game".


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Emma A wrote:
Dorothy L. Sayers wrote a short story in which the charades spell out a name - they do five scenes, the final scene showing the whole word. In her story the protagonist is convinced that they're spelling out JANE, about whom he has an extremely guilty conscience. I think they do tableaux, or non-speaking charades. I can't remember the title, but it's probably in either Hangman's Holiday or In the Teeth of the Evidence.


There's also Ngaio Marsh's Surfeit of Lampreys, where the family performs story clues in much the same way as Vi and co do.

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Lou of the Chalet School
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Alison, You can get The Crown of Success as a free download from the Gutenberg Press.


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Thanks - I'll try that.

Welcome to the CBB. I love your user name :D .

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Noreen wrote:
Devon has lots of tors, though I don't know that any are particularly famous - there is one called Bellever Tor, though :-)


A very tardy response, but Haytor in Devon is quite famous.


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Lou of the Chalet School
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Thank you! It isn't so applicable these days because I never watch either programme. But I used to be extremely addicted!

I have just finished the crown of success and it was lovely. The pillars of the house next (the Gutenberg project is great!)


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I watch both religiously :lol: .

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