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Преход и театрални смехови нагласи
TRANSITION AND HUMOR PERCEPTIONS IN THE THEATER

Author(s): Romeo Popiliev
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the presence of the comic in Bulgarian theater during the transition period, but not as an empirical fact but as a movement and presence of the general public views and the theater artists towards it . Because for the Bulgarian theater the comic has always been very important; for the Bulgarian in general –due to the difficult times he has gone through . The first part of the article makes a short review of the history of the theater from the 1960s to the present times . The author gradually withdraws from high pathetic and naturally leads us to the comic as a point of view – with the slight growth of the dramatic vision on life at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s . During the transition years we notice that laughter is present everywhere but exactly for that reason it seems that it is nowhere . The author looks for the reasons be- hind this present deficit and excess of laughter: the painful introvert character of the Bulgarian theater and drama, willingness to contemplate but not to act, the extreme devaluation of the politically comic, the pressure of the electronic media with the dubious aesthetics of the show programs, etc .

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 22-25
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Bulgarian