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Charlie w Inkipo. Chaplin według Pierwszej Awangardy
Charlie in Inkipo. Chaplin According to the First Avant-garde

Author(s): Aleksander Wójtowicz
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Chaplin Charles; Avant-garde

Summary/Abstract: Artists from the sphere of the First Avant-garde perceived Chaplin’s creation of Charlie through the prism of their own worldview and aesthetics. They saw in his films meanings that went beyond comedy, and that were rather an interpretation of deeper philosophical problems. The adventures of the tramp were a metaphor for the dilemmas faced by the contemporary human being – reified and degraded by civilization gripped by the idea of modernizing projects. According to those interpretations Charlie was a humanist, an anarchist, and a trickster, that with the help of subversive strategies revealed the absurd of social and cultural convention.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 70
  • Page Range: 6-14
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish