Episode 29 (Ritual Speech)

For the June 2020 edition of the podcast, Paul discusses ritual speech, which can include oaths, vows, blessings, mantras, curses, spells, formal prayers, invocations, religious worship, opening ceremonies, atonements, coronations, inaugurations,  declarations of sovereignty, and formal sentencings of convicted defendants in criminal courts.

Eric Idle’s Rutland Weekend Television and the Stanley Unwin sketch, A Partly Satirical Broadcast, are both copyright BBC.  A Streetcar Named Desire was directed by Elia Kazan, screenplay by Tennessee Williams based on his play by the same name, distributed by Warner Brothers.

See YouTube for Eric Idle’s “Gibberish Sketch” from Rutland Weekend Television. Also see YouTube for Stanley Unwin’s sketch.

(Bach’s Cello Suite #1 in G Major BMV 1007 Prelude (by Ivan Dolgunov) courtesy of Jamendo Licensing.)