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Conceptul de teatralitate. O receptare critică
The concept of theatricality. A critical reception

Author(s): Andrei C. Șerban
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Art, Sociology of Literature
Published by: Editura Universitatii LUCIAN BLAGA din Sibiu
Keywords: Theatricality; critics; literature; text; performance;

Summary/Abstract: This non-exhaustive analysis aims to capture the evolution of the concept of theatricality in order to delimit the functionality of this feature applicable to any literary form. Beyond being a function specific exclusively to stage mounting, the theatricality of a literary text refers to the contact between the reader and the text, placing the elements of the theatrical performance (directorial vision, scenography, actors’ work, etc.) in a virtual area. Through the inherent qualities of the literary work, the readers can design their scenic mechanism that mimics the spectacular layout, without physically assisting a representation of this kind. Thus, we propose to delimit two theatrical coordinates (explicit and implicit) that could help us to better understand the specific mechanism of creating the mental or concrete performance.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 35-39
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Romanian