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Courtship in the Year 2015 (1915)

The May 31, 1915 Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN) republished a short piece from the Springfield Republican about a playlet that imagines the courtship of tomorrow. Spoiler alert: they ruin the ending of the playlet.

A Hundred Years Hence.

Springfield Republican.

A recently produced playlet of the year 2015 describes the courtship of tomorrow. "The maiden of next century is at a desk dreaming of her future family when the future father of the dream family flies in. To prove that they are truly soulmates the rays which register their feelings meet and blend into one shade of red. While they are talking the youth hears through an individual telephone that he wears around his wrist that, even though his morals are above reproach, he can not marry Jane because his great-great-grandfather led a life of dissipation. Both are in despair until Jane calls up the marriage license office and hears that because of her splendid record they may be married."

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I'm not even sure if this is accurate or not as it doesn't seem to make any sense. I suppose that means that it's not accurate. Damn playlets.

September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDr. Schluss

It looks like it's a poorly written summary of the playlet, the Internets say a playlet is a very short play.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNoah

We'll still have adult "maidens" (virgins) in 2015? I guess that abstinence-only education really works.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark Plus

Hey, it could all happen. 2015 is still 6 years off.

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTim

Nobody knows whats gonna happen. Well i liked such types of things to rea and know about the universe whats gonna happen.


December 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHoly

I don't know about that emotional broadcasting thing... Might be handy for letting the non-soulmates out there know where you stand. Ha ha, pretty tragic though, that three generations removed from this star-crossed couple, a drunken gambler might have spoiled it all. Good thing Jane is a proper maiden though, or her child by high-school sweetheart and university drug experimentation would have been exposed by that nefarious bluetooth her suitor is wearing.

December 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkyllikki

Well, they got the "individual telephone" part right.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternlpnt

wtf?!?!? That made no sense!

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJimmy

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