Rather different from the other essays is Cynthia Brown's study of printed accounts of the 1514 Paris entry of Mary Tudor, orchestrated by Pierre Gringore
, emphasizing the theatrical character of the staged events witnessed by the Queen as she passed through the city, and contrasting this presentation with the subsequent presentation of themes age via the medium of print.
Violent pamphlets against the papacy were composed, such as those written by Pierre Gringore
, La Chasse au cerf des cerfs (1511) (directed at Julius II) and Le Jeu du prince des sots (1512).
was for a time its second dignitary, Mere Sotte ("Mother Fool").
held a unique position, as he served as sole organizer, composer, most likely director, and chronicler of the "entry theaters": the allegorical spectacles or "mysteries" that were presented at predetermined stops--Porte Saint-Denis, Fontaine du Ponceau, Trinite, Porte aux Peintres, Eglise des Saints-Innocents, Chatelet, and Palais Royal--along the itinerary of the procession.
His edition takes the classic form: an introduction of some fifty pages, covering topics such as the career of Gringore
, the historical and religious background, language and versification, staging, and a literary-dramatic analysis.
Other rhetoriqueurs were Jean Bouchet, Jean Marot, Guillaume Cretin, Pierre Gringore
Furthermore, the text offers some pertinent insight into the development of the genre of satire, as it elucidates the transition from a satirical tradition heavily influenced by late medieval farce and sottie plays--which is illustrated in authors such as Pierre Gringore
, Clement Marot, and the early Francois Rabelais--to a more syncretic satirical model that more thoroughly combines French sources and classical models.
became the preeminent sotie dramatist.
The work has been variously ascribed to such noted rhetoriqueurs as Jean Bouchet, Pierre Gringore
, and Andre de La Vigne, all of whom Duhl considers carefully before arguing cautiously but persuasively in favor of not so much a conclusive attribution as of a "new hypothesis" and "new line of inquiry": the Sotise a huit personnaiges as an anonymous, perhaps collaborative, and above all imitative artifact of the Basoche and the University of Toulouse, likely stitched together by some such local poetizing notable as Blaise d'Auriol.