Parables with a chorus. On Ivan Viripajev's plays Cover Image

Przypowieści z refrenem. O dramatach Iwana Wyrypajewa
Parables with a chorus. On Ivan Viripajev's plays

Author(s): Halina Mazurek
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: dialogue with God; stories with a stanza; rap drama; Biblical quotations; Ivan Viripajev

Summary/Abstract: The article constitutes an attempt to define the genre features of the plays by Ivan Viripajev, a recently popular Russian playwright of the new generation. The writer almost always uses Biblical fragments, writes about the good and evil, basic value systems being under crisis nowadays. The heroes of his dramas are usually the people at variance with their lives, searching for their own place on the earth, lost and making crimes. The world of Wyrypajew’s plays seems to be at first sight iconoclastic and profaning what one usually speaks about in a serious and dignified way. However, the playwright hopes that the new way of an artistic creation (a non-normative language, drastic scenes from the surrounding reality, indecent humorous songs combined with the pathos of sermon rhetorics, a possibility of framing the play with a youth music and others inscribed in the text), will persuade the audience, especially the young one, that a clear conscience and living according to the basic values makes life easier and helps to find the real sense in it.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 84-95
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish