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The actor is equally amusing making the audience complicit as he gently mocks Japanese ceremoniousness or the communication warp of speaking through an interpreter or in more physical comedy such as a scene with a deluxe-kink hooker.
As John Kerrigan puts it, chivalry "satisfied a deep ceremoniousness in [Charles's] nature," and so it is not surprising that before the masque is complete, the "martial dance" of the past resurfaces in all its colorful ornament ("their antique helms curiously wrought") and chivalric virtue.
He refused, but seemed moved by my ceremoniousness.
An urbane courtesy to all, without servility or fussy ceremoniousness, was the desideratum.