Linking your favorite traveling artists across the globe
A while ago I ran across a reference to a kind of parlor game which used Tarot cards and was described in an Italian work of fiction dating from 1527. It involved passing out 5, or 6 of the trumps to each of four players. The challenge was then to compose a sonnet for each person into which was woven the names of the trumps dealt to that person. Being from a work of fiction with no other references, scholars have suggested this may have been a just literary invention, rather than an actual game of the time. But it alway reminded me of the poetry duel in the movie "Dangerous Beauty" and I 've wondered if it could be somehow incorporated in a play or some form of skit at a Renfair.