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Our starting point will be a brief analysis of the French comic drama “ The Play in
the Bower " ( Jeu de la Feuillée ) of the troubadour Adam de la Halle from Arras .
This drama was written in 1262 , almost three hundred years before Rabelais .
The last part , a carnivalesque banquet , takes place before sunrise in a tavern
where the participants in the May Day festivities and the characters of the play
are assembled . All drink , laugh , sing , and roll dice . They play for the monk who
The play with negation can be found often in the work of Rabelais . Besides the
Thélème utopia , already mentioned , let us look at Gargantua ' s childish
occupations , where proverbs are used in their opposite sense . The role of
negation is ...
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ONE Rabelais in the History of Laughter
TWO The Language of the Marketplace in Rabelais
THREE PopularFestive Forms and Images in Rabelais
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