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Słowacki pisze dramat...
Słowacki is writing a drama...

Author(s): Marek Troszyński
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Drama
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Juliusz Słowacki; drama;

Summary/Abstract: Słowacki pisze dramat... (Słowacki is writing a drama...) is dedicated to dramatic fragments. By outnumbering Słowacki’s other works from the years 1839–1849, they determine the specificity of his entire work in this period and call for recognition as an overall phenomenon. On the basis of two works, the article presents unique issues related to these dramas. Walter Stadion is an example of a chaotic record which has seen diverse interpretative reconstructions by its editors. Książę Michał Twerski (Prince Mikhail Tversky) provides insights into the poet’s writing technique and a possibility to confront the work’s text with his excerpts from historical works and his personal notes. In the last part, the analysis has been based on the terminology used in the research of Słowacki’s completed dramas (such as W. Szturc’s dramatic “istopes” or K. Ziemba’s miniature prefigurations). The term “fractal”, placed in reference to these notions, is a new proposal presented in the article, in which a description of the work’s formal structure is combined with higher levels of its meaning.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 11-28
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish