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Out of the Mouths of Babes

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You probably have a battered copy of nursery rhymes somewhere in a closet. It may even be entitled Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes. But do you know the true meanings behind those “innocent” childhood songs? Three Blind Mice refers to three nobleman who remained Protestant during the reign of Queen Mary I of England. Convicted of plotting against the queen, they were burned at the stake by the farmer’s wife - aka Bloody Mary. What about that “mulberry bush”? It was actually the exercise yard for female prisoners at England’s Wakefield Prison. Those prisoners might have been prostitutes or “goosey goosey” for a gander. Nursery rhymes were unsavory, often salacious comments on events of their time. Join us for scandal, intolerance, murder and mayhem as we ask, “Who was Mother Goose anyway?”

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Corrales Arts Center

Roberta Boggess 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/8/2018 - 8/8/2018 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Corrales, Corrales Arts Center  Map Roberta Boggess