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Autor i kulisy – przypadek Pawła Demirskiego
The Author and the Backstage: The Case of Paweł Demirski

Author(s): Paweł Stangret
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Polish Literature, Hermeneutics, Drama
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Paweł Demirski; contemporary drama; dramaturgy; dramaturge; political theatre;

Summary/Abstract: Stangret examines the dramatic work of Paweł Demirski by juxtaposing his strictly literary output with the work he did on the project Szybki Teatr Miejski [The Fast City Theatre]. The main problem is the creation of the authorial subject within specifically artistic communication. Treated hypertextually, the literary work, which is linked to autocommentary and the uncovering of the author’s perspective, causes the author himself to become the text in which the above-mentioned elements come together. Stangret sheds light on the communication strategies of this particular kind of text. The main means of communicating “oneself as a text” is the intimation of transgressing the speaking element for the sake of immediate expression. The artist creates himself as an author writing a text whose meaning is largely based on action beyond the work. Another element is the strategy of provocation whose main factor is the speed of transmission. Stangret shows the ways in which the poetics of Demirski’s plays can be inscribed in modern media communication.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 253-272
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish