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Jocul efemerului în teatrul antic
Ephemeral play in ancient theater

Author(s): Ioana Petcu
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Editura ARTES

Summary/Abstract: Fragment of the human condition, the ephemeral which lives within us. Trying to see how much the ephemeral 'topos' can be transfered to the performance level, particularly in the staging of the ancient tragedy. An intrusion in the history of this cause gives us the possibility to review 'in raccourcis its multiple semnifications. The second part of the article draws Hecuba's portrait into a double mirror, the story of the Troy queen represents the myth of unstable happiness of the ancient world. Ambivalent picture of the character-ephemeris is built between the text of Euripides and modern perfomances on the stages of English, American, Australian and Romanian theatres.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 59 - 65
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Romanian