Victorians at Play
Textual Analysis, VCUQatar
Robin Fetherston, Assistant Professor
Ayaz Abdur Rauf, Dania Anwer M. N. Alqwasmi, Farzana Akter M. Z. Abedin, Fatima Rashid N. A. Al-Naimi, Jawaher Murait F. F. Al-Hajri, Noof Ahmed S. A. Al-Buainain, Noora Ali S. N. Alfadala, Noora Hassan A. M. Al-Zaini, Raya A. Al-Meghaiseb, Shahad Yousuf I. Y. Al-Malki, Abdul Rahman Anwar, Aljohara Khaled J. M. Al-Thani, Wurood Ismael M. Azzam
Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, “The Adventure of the Dancing Men,” in which a cipher holds the key to a mystery, and as an exploration of Doyle’s Victorian culture, four groups of Liberal Arts & Sciences students designed games that were rooted in actual British Victorian parlor games. They made a few contemporary modifications and added a Sherlockian twist.
Each group donned costumes and hosted a game area for the VCUQatar community. Games featured were “Wink Murder,” “Victorian Chess,” “Victorians Got Talent,” and “Stairs & Serpents.”