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Roman Ingarden et la didascalie théâtrale
Roman Ingarden and stage directions in the dramatic text

Author(s): Witold Wołowski
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej
Keywords: Roman Ingarden

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present the contribution of the Polish philosopher, Roman Ingarden, to analysis of stage directions (didascalia) in the dramatic text. Ingarden did not publish any separate work devoted to this issue, however, his observations contained in The Literary Work of Art (O dziele literackim) are much more significant than they might seem to be. In 1931, when no one had yet attempted to study stage directions, Ingarden recognised their role as an inherent, constituent part, and not merely optional, of the dramatic text, which according to the double projection of states of affairs (doppelte Projection), constitutes together with the dialogue the represented world in the play. Ingarden regards stage directions (Nebentext) as the text that logically frames, or rather “projects” the dialogue (Haupttext). Combining reflections on stage directions with those on the structure of narrative texts, which are also marked with double projection, proved Ingarden’s great intuition.

  • Issue Year: 29/2006
  • Issue No: 29/30
  • Page Range: 17-23
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: French