Semiotics of the object in the theatre spectacles of Ľubomír Vajdička (Ostrovsky – Chekhov) Cover Image

Семиотика на вещта в спектаклите на Любомир Вайдичка (Островски – Чехов)
Semiotics of the object in the theatre spectacles of Ľubomír Vajdička (Ostrovsky – Chekhov)

Author(s): Nataliya Nyagolova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Semiotics / Semiology, Theoretical Linguistics
Published by: Шуменски университет »Епископ Константин Преславски«
Keywords: semiotics; object; spectacle; directing; dramaturgy

Summary/Abstract: The report examines the symbolism of the object in the director’s concepts of the Slovak director L’ubomir Vajdicka. It studies his theater spectacles on texts of A. N. Ostrovsky and A. P. Chekhov, produced in the theaters in Martin and Bratislava. The issue of the semiotic functions of the object in the theater was a subject of research in the works of a number of dramatists and directors of the modernism - Zola, Artaud, Craig. The object as a semiotic element of the play was first examined in the works of the Prague Linguistic Circle and later it was researched in details by the representatives of the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School and the French semiology of theater. Professor Eubomir Vajdicka started his director’s career in the time of so- called “normalization” in Czechoslovakia after the events of1968. As a young director in the theater of Martin he fits to the tradition, established by Milos Pietor, focusing on the domination of the actor over the scenography. However Vajdicka gradually turns the scenographic concept to an element that is equal to the actor’s presence. In his spectacles of “The Cherry Orchard”, “The Forest”, “Profitable Position” etc. he uses dominant objects, puppetry and colour techniques to demythologize the social reading of the classic works and to bring them closer to the problems of contemporary life.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 303-310
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian