hist-games: Buffeting game discussion

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Tue Feb 19 17:38:08 PST 2008

The "Perform" mailing list is currently having a discussion of
"buffeting" games (blindfold someone, hit him, he has to guess who did
the hitting). In addition to appearing in the Bible, it appears in
several Passion and Mystery plays.

You can look at the discussion thread in their archive at:


Alan Hindley also mentioned that he is publishing an article titled
"Playing Games in Early French Theatre (1350-1550)". He didn't say
where he was publishing it, alas.

-- greg

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