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L'écrivain scénique

L'écrivain scénique Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
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Dans l’ensemble de la production contemporaine, trois œuvres font ici l’objet d’études systématiques : celles de Samuel Beckett, de Romain Weingarten et de Jean Genet. Une interview inédite d’Eugène Ionesco complète l’ouvrage.

The Rites of Passage of Jean Genet

The Rites of Passage of Jean Genet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gene A. Plunka
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838634615
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In this book, Gene A. Plunka argues that the most important single element that solidifies all of Genet's work is the concept of metamorphosis. Genet's plays and prose demonstrate the transition from game playing to the establishment of one's identity through a state of risk taking that develops from solitude. However, risk taking per se is not as important as the rite of passage. Anthropologist Victor Turner's work in ethnography is used as a focal point for the examination of rites of passage in Genet's dramas. Rejecting society, Genet has allied himself with peripheral groups, marginal men, and outcasts--scapegoats who lack power in society. Much of their effort is spent in revolt or direct opposition in mainstream society that sees them as objects to be abused. As an outcast or marginal man, Genet solved his problem of identity through artistic creation and metamorphosis. Likewise, Genet's protagonists are outcasts searching for positive value in a society over which they have no control; they always appear to be the victims or scapegoats. As outcasts, Genet's protagonists establish their identities by first willing their actions and being proud to do so. Unfortunately, man's sense of Being is constantly undermined by society and the way individuals react to roles, norms, and values. Roles are the products of carefully defined and codified years of positively sanctioned institutional behavior. According to Genet, role playing limits individual freedom, stifles creativity, and impedes differentiation. Genet equates role playing with stagnant bourgeois society that imitates rather than invents; the latter is a word Genet often uses to urge his protagonists into a state of productive metamorphosis. Imitation versus invention is the underlying dialectic between bourgeois society and outcasts that is omnipresent in virtually all of Genet's works. Faced with rejection, poverty, oppression, and degradation, Genet's outcasts often escape their horrible predicaments by living in a world of illusion that consists of ceremony, game playing, narcissism, sexual and secret rites, or political charades. Like children, Genet's ostracized individuals play games to imitate a world that they can not enter. Essentially, the play acting becomes catharsis for an oppressed group that is otherwise confined to the lower stratum of society. Role players and outcasts who try to find an identity through cathartic game playing never realize their potential in Genet's world. Instead, Genet is interested in outcasts who immerse themselves in solitude and create their own sense of dignity free from external control. Most important, these isolated individuals may initially play games, yet they ultimately experience metamorphosis from a world of rites, charades, and rituals to a type of "sainthood" where dignity and nobility reign. The apotheosis is achieved through a distinct act of conscious revolt designed to condemn the risk taker to a degraded life of solitude totally distinct from society's norms and values.

French Twentieth Bibliography

French Twentieth Bibliography Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter C. Hoy
Editor: Susquehanna University Press
ISBN: 9780945636120
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French Twentieth Bibliography by Peter C. Hoy Summary

This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.

French Twentieth Bibliography

French Twentieth Bibliography Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Susquehanna University Press
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French Twentieth Bibliography by , Summary

This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.

1 Henry IV

1 Henry IV Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Longstaffe
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441170421
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1 Henry IV by Stephen Longstaffe Summary

An introduction to Shakespeare's I Henry IV - introducing its critical and performance history, current critical landscape and new directions in research on the play.

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Gordon Kennelly
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042002364
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This is the first study systematically to appraise Splendid's, �Elle�, and Le Bagne, the three plays by Jean Genet published after his death, both in the context of the dramatist's dramatic canon and with respect to one another. After showing that their unusual publishing history necessarily sets these works apart from Haute surveillance, Les Bonnes, Le Balcon, Les N�gres, and Les Paravents, it argues that from Splendid'sto Le Bagne, the question of incompletion is 'exteriorized' -- moving from a purely thematic to an increasingly formal context -- and that the status of each posthumously published work differs: Splendid'sis a 'completed' play, thematizing incompletion; �Elle�, with its seemingly incomplete form having thematic currency, is a 'properly unfinished' play; and as the intentionally 'fragmentary', purposefully suspended 'beginning' of a play, Le Bagneis shaped by incompletion.

Aesthetics and Ideology in Contemporary Literature and Drama

Aesthetics and Ideology in Contemporary Literature and Drama Pdf/ePub eBook Author: René Agostini,Madelena Gonzalez
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443882313
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Aesthetics and Ideology in Contemporary Literature and Drama by René Agostini,Madelena Gonzalez Summary

The conviction that the development and promotion of the arts, humanities and culture through the study of literature and the aesthetic are the fundamental constituents of any progress in society is at the heart of this volume. The essays gathered here explore the role of the imagination and aesthetic awareness in an age when the corporatization of knowledge is in the process of transforming literary studies, and political commitment is in danger of disappearing behind a supposedly post-ideological late-capitalist consensus. The main focus of the volume is the mutual implication of aesthetics and ideology and the status and value of different types of art within the political arena. Challenging issues in contemporary aesthetics are examined within the wider framework of current debates on the disappearance of the real, the crisis in representation, and the use of new media. The wide range of examples collected here, stretching from experimental poetry in post-war Germany, political commitment in twentieth-century French theatre, and countercultural Rumanian theatre under Ceaușescu, to Neo-Victorian fiction, Verbatim theatre in the UK, and political theatre for the masses in Estonia, vouchsafe unique insights into the intersection of aesthetics and ideology and the practical consequences thereof. As such, the volume opens up a space for a meaningful engagement with authentic forms of art from inside and outside the Anglosphere, and, ultimately, uses these examples as a platform from which to imagine some form of “aesthethics”, representing an ideal union of aesthetics and ideology. This concept, first coined by the French philosopher Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, will prove to be relevant both within the parameters of the examples discussed here, but also beyond, for the contributors to this volume are unanimous in refusing to believe that aesthetics and ideology can exist one without the other, and in recognizing the centrality of ethics in any discussion of these notions.

The Theatre of the Absurd

The Theatre of the Absurd Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martin Esslin
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307548015
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The Theatre of the Absurd by Martin Esslin Summary

In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents—Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and others—shattered dramatic conventions and paid scant attention to psychological realism, while highlighting their characters’ inability to understand one another. In 1961, Martin Esslin gave a name to the phenomenon in his groundbreaking study of these playwrights who dramatized the absurdity at the core of the human condition. Over four decades after its initial publication, Esslin’s landmark book has lost none of its freshness. The questions these dramatists raise about the struggle for meaning in a purposeless world are still as incisive and necessary today as they were when Beckett’s tramps first waited beneath a dying tree on a lonely country road for a mysterious benefactor who would never show. Authoritative, engaging, and eminently readable, The Theatre of the Absurd is nothing short of a classic: vital reading for anyone with an interest in the theatre.

The Screens

The Screens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Genet
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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The Screens by Jean Genet Summary

From the acclaimed author of The Balcony: “A play of epic range, of original and devastating theatrical effect...a tidal wave of total theater” (Jack Kroll, Newsweek). Jean Genet was one of the world’s greatest contemporary dramatists, and his last play, The Screens, is his crowning achievement. It strikes a powerful, closing chord to the formidable theatrical work that began with Deathwatch and continued, with even bolder variations, in The Maids, The Balcony, and The Blacks. A philosophical satire of colonization, military power, and morality itself, The Screens is an epic tale of despicable outcasts whose very hatefulness becomes a galvanizing force of rebellion during the Algerian War. The play’s cast of over fifty characters moves through seventeen scenes, the world of the living breaching the world of the dead by means of shifting the screens—the only scenery—in a brilliant tour de force of spectacle and drama.

Les grands discours parlementaires de la Cinquième République

Les grands discours parlementaires de la Cinquième République Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Garrigues
Editor: Armand Colin
ISBN: 220027954X
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Les grands discours parlementaires de la Cinquième République by Jean Garrigues Summary

Il peut sembler paradoxal de consacrer un ouvrage aux grands débats parlementaires de la Cinquième République, un régime précisément fondé pour en finir avec les excès du parlementarisme. Mais le paradoxe n'est qu'apparent, tant il est vrai que le général de Gaulle et Michel Debré n'ont jamais remis en question la nécessité d'un dialogue fécond et animé entre les pouvoirs. Si le parlementarisme a été rationalisé, il n'en a pas moins conservé sa capacité de produire discours, débats, incidents et polémiques. En dépit de la présidentialisation du régime, en dépit de la discipline de parti, de la médiatisation réductrice et de la technocratisation des enjeux, la scène parlementaire est restée l'un des lieux essentiels du politique. Outre les déclarations de politique générale, certains discours semblent incontournables: celui de Michel Debré défendant en décembre 1959 sa loi de financement de l'enseignement privé; celui d'Edgar Faure, ministre de l'Éducation nationale, présentant en juillet 1968 sa réforme de l'enseignement supérieur; celui de Robert Badinter, ministre de la Justice, sur l'abolition de la peine de mort en septembre 1981... Mais la prépondérance de l'exécutif ne doit pas faire oublier la part de l'initiative parlementaire, comme l'illustrent les discours de Lucien Neuwirth en faveur de la contraception, en juillet 1967, ou de Christiane Taubira visant à faire reconnaître l'esclavage comme un crime contre l'humanité, en février 1999. C'est encore dans la critique, voire dans la polémique, que peut s'exprimer la créativité rhétorique des parlementaires. Parmi ces grands discours d'opposants, citons celui de Paul Reynaud contre la révision constitutionnelle d'octobre 1962, celui de Pierre Mendès France condamnant la politique économique et sociale du gaullisme en mai 1967, celui de François Mitterrand contre Jacques Chirac en octobre 1976, celui de Jacques Chirac contre le projet Savary en mai 1984, ou encore le réquisitoire de Philippe Séguin contre le traité de Maastricht en mai 1992. Si la technicité et l'expertise ont tendance à prendre le pas sur l'escrime oratoire et sur le plaisir de la délibération, les discours sélectionnés dans ce recueil recèlent une qualité littéraire intrinsèque.

Jean Genet

Jean Genet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Bradby,Claire Finburgh
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134188269
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Jean Genet by David Bradby,Claire Finburgh Summary

This book is the only introductory text to Genet in English, offering an overview of this key figure in defining and understanding twentieth-century theatre. The authors provide a comprehensive account of Genet's key plays and productions, his early life and his writing for and beyond the theatre.

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Patrice Chéreau

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Patrice Chéreau Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dominique Goy-Blanquet
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474273920
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Shakespeare in the Theatre: Patrice Chéreau by Dominique Goy-Blanquet Summary

Patrice Chéreau (1944 - 2013) was one of France's leading directors in the theatre and on film and a major influence on Shakespearean performance. He is internationally known for memorable productions of both drama and opera. His life-long companionship with Shakespeare began in 1970 when his innovative Richard II made the young director famous overnight and caused his translator to denounce him publicly as an iconoclast, for a production mixing "music-hall, circus, and pankration†?. After this break, Chéreau read Shakespeare's texts assiduously, "line by line and word by word†?, with another renowned poet, Yves Bonnefoy. Drawing on new interviews with many of Chereau's collaborators, this study explores a unique theatre maker's interpretations of Shakespeare in relation to the European tradition and to his wider body of work on stage and film, to establish his profound influence on other producers of Shakespeare.

On Late Style

On Late Style Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward W. Said
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307489035
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On Late Style by Edward W. Said Summary

In this fascinating book, Edward Said looks at the creative contradictions that often mark the late works of literary and musical artists. Said shows how the approaching death of an artist can make its way into his work, examining essays, poems, novels, films, and operas by such artists as Beethoven, Genet, Mozart, Lampedusa, Euripides, Cavafy, and Mann, among others. He uncovers the conflicts and complexity that often distinguish artistic lateness, resulting in works that stood in direct contrast to what was popular at the time and were forerunners of what was to come in each artist's discipline–works of true genius. Eloquent and impassioned, brilliantly reasoned and revelatory, On Late Style is Edward Said's own great last work.


5/1/1968 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Jackson,A. Milne,J. Williams
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5/1/1968 by J. Jackson,A. Milne,J. Williams Summary

The events of 1968 are often seen purely as a student revolution, but impacted on every aspect of French society – theatre, film, sexuality, race, the countryside, the factories. This volume explores the full diversity of this extraordinary upheaval, and shows how 1968 continues to reverberate in France today.

Proust among the Nations

Proust among the Nations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacqueline Rose
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226725804
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Proust among the Nations by Jacqueline Rose Summary

Known for her far-reaching examinations of psychoanalysis, literature, and politics, Jacqueline Rose has in recent years turned her attention to the Israel-Palestine conflict, one of the most enduring and apparently intractable conflicts of our time. In Proust among the Nations, she takes the development of her thought on this crisis a stage further, revealing it as a distinctly Western problem. In a radical rereading of the Dreyfus affair through the lens of Marcel Proust in dialogue with Freud, Rose offers a fresh and nuanced account of the rise of Jewish nationalism and the subsequent creation of Israel. Following Proust’s heirs, Beckett and Genet, and a host of Middle Eastern writers, artists, and filmmakers, Rose traces the shifting dynamic of memory and identity across the crucial and ongoing cultural links between Europe and Palestine. A powerful and elegant analysis of the responsibility of writing, Proust among the Nations makes the case for literature as a unique resource for understanding political struggle and gives us new ways to think creatively about the violence in the Middle East.

Histoire de la scène occidentale

Histoire de la scène occidentale Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marie-Claude Hubert
Editor: Armand Colin
ISBN: 2200274017
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Histoire de la scène occidentale by Marie-Claude Hubert Summary

Art du temps, mais aussi art du spectacle, le théâtre se joue dans l'espace. Une transformation des conditions de la représentation infléchit la dramaturgie vers des voies nouvelles. De l'Antiquité à nos jours, trois grandes solutions ont été exploitées en Occident, qui correspondent à trois formes de dramaturgie.

Scandales ! Scandales ! Scandales !

Scandales ! Scandales ! Scandales ! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hélios Azoulay
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ISBN: 2709633701
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Scandales ! Scandales ! Scandales ! by Hélios Azoulay Summary

Histoires de chefs-d’œuvre que l’on siffle Les scandales font partie de l’histoire de l’Art, de tous les Arts. Le spectacle quitte la scène pour la salle et révèle « spectaculairement » la fin d’un monde, la naissance d’un monde, le surgissement d’un génie, la confrontation de cultures. Helios Azoulay, musicien original et souvent lui-même provocateur a rassemblé une cinquantaine de scandales qui ont résonné dans toutes les salles du monde au XIXe, XXe et XXIe siècle : Le tohu-bohu qui accueillit Le Sacre du Printemps de Stravinski, le chahut lors de la première de Pelléas et Mélisande de Debussy, la violence des détracteurs des Paravents de Jean Genet, les toiles lacérées de Dali lors de la projection de l’Âge d’or, la semaine de prison d’Erik Satie, le revolver de George Antheil, le poulet jeté sur Montserrat Caballé, les rats lâchés pour saboter une pièce de Cocteau... Des scandales célèbres à ceux totalement oubliés, les avant-gardistes et les défenseurs de la tradition se sont souvent livrés à des combats tumultueux, truculents, absurdes qui font partie de notre histoire à l’instar de ceux qui les ont provoqués. Un livre plein d’humour, riche d’anecdotes peu connues.

Le théâtre « de l’absurde » en RFA

Le théâtre « de l’absurde » en RFA Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marie-Christine Gay
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Le théâtre « de l’absurde » en RFA by Marie-Christine Gay Summary

The present volume analyses the reception of the French “Theatre of the Absurd” in West Germany from the 1950s on, as this groundbreaking dramatic écriture gained national and international recognition. Based on previously unpublished archives, this synthesis work sheds a new light on drama history and French-German cultural relations from 1949 to 1989.

Le jardinier des appartements, des fenêtres, des balcons et des petits jardins

Le jardinier des appartements, des fenêtres, des balcons et des petits jardins Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maurice Cristal
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Le jardinier des appartements, des fenêtres, des balcons et des petits jardins by Maurice Cristal Summary

"Le jardinier des appartements, des fenêtres, des balcons et des petits jardins", de Maurice Cristal. Publié par Good Press. Good Press publie un large éventail d'ouvrages, où sont inclus tous les genres littéraires. Les choix éditoriaux des éditions Good Press ne se limitent pas aux grands classiques, à la fiction et à la non-fiction littéraire. Ils englobent également les trésors, oubliés ou à découvrir, de la littérature mondiale. Nous publions les livres qu'il faut avoir lu. Chaque ouvrage publié par Good Press a été édité et mis en forme avec soin, afin d'optimiser le confort de lecture, sur liseuse ou tablette. Notre mission est d'élaborer des e-books faciles à utiliser, accessibles au plus grand nombre, dans un format numérique de qualité supérieure.

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Haggerty
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113558513X
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Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures by George Haggerty Summary

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.