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Ritual spectacles : carnival pageants , comic shows of the marketplace . 2 .
Comic verbal compositions : parodies both oral and written , in Latin and in the
vernacular . 3 . Various genres of billingsgate : curses , oaths , popular blazons .
These comic rituals and myths have attracted the attention of folklorists . 2 But at
the early stages of preclass and prepolitical social order it seems that the serious
and the comic aspects of the world and of ' ' the deity were equally sacred ...
Unfortunately , the popular French comic forms are better known in their later
manifestations ( starting with the seventeenth century ) when they were already
influenced by the Italian improvised comedy . True , this comedy also preserved
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ONE Rabelais in the History of Laughter
Two The Language of the Marketplace in Rabelais
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