The dramatic text – a journey into one’s own anxieties Cover Image

Textul dramaturgic – o călătorie spre propriile nelinişti
The dramatic text – a journey into one’s own anxieties

Author(s): Tamara Constantinescu
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Editura ARTES
Keywords: Eugène Ionesco; journals; initiating journey; surreal

Summary/Abstract: In the pages of the memorial writings of Eugène Ionesco next to the confessional dimension of ionescian consciousness, the door to his laboratory of creation opens. Another function of the ionescian journal is that of storing an assembly of visions, images, obsessions, fears, dreams, that subsequently ”pass” into his plays. From the deep layers of the ionescian self, the biographic is converted into surreal and symbolic. Ionesco uses his own dreams in his creation. The journey into oneself, a journey into the inner world, a way to meet at the center are being encountered in Ionesco’s dramaturgy also in the play Journey among the dead. Here there are presented in an original manner, into a sequence of scenes, events from the dramatist’s real life, that can be easily recognized in his memories or his dreams that are described in the journals. Knowing the ionescian journals, numerous re-enactments of the events presented in this play can be made, the most expresive one being nevertheless the continuos search of the mother, the guilt towards her and finally her finding. Most of the dreams that the author later dramatized in the episodes of this play are described in his journals.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 150 - 159
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English