The mask motif in Kondrat Krapiva’s dramaturgy Cover Image

Топас маскi ў драматургiчнай спадчыне Кандрата Крапiвы
The mask motif in Kondrat Krapiva’s dramaturgy

Author(s): Tamara Tarasowa
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Belarussian Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: motif; mask; image structure; the loss of identity; transformation; satirical image; Krapiva’s plays

Summary/Abstract: The mask motif which became a significant element of the 20th century culture is not only an important indicator of paradigmatic change, but also a subject of reflection. Artists of different national and cultural backgrounds often use the image of the mask in various genre forms. Masquerade theme is associated with deception, reincarnation, the problems of the real and unreal, the loss of identity. The range of application of the mask motif in the 20th century literature is very wide: the mask may be present on the thematic or motif level, or on the level of image structure. For example, Kondrat Krapiva’s plays “Who Laughs Last,” “My Dear Fellow,” “The Gate of Immortality” use the mask motif, the masquerade theme as a complex of cultural phenomena of national literature.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 23-34
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Belarussian