Emploi as a Metadramatic Locus in the Play The Sea of Life by Ivan Karpenko-Karyi Cover Image
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Амплуа як метадраматичний локус в п’єсі Івана Карпенка-Карого Житейське море
Emploi as a Metadramatic Locus in the Play The Sea of Life by Ivan Karpenko-Karyi

Author(s): Oleksandra Visych
Subject(s): Ukrainian Literature
Published by: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky - Slovanský ústav and Euroslavica
Keywords: metadrama; emploi; role within the role; buffoon; Shakespearean code; Ukrainian literature

Summary/Abstract: Metadramatic studies are focused on the dramatic works in which problems and poetics are reflected by theater. Researches of this kind demonstrate the widespread use of numerous artistic techniques aimed at creating multiple reality underlining the fictional nature of life. One of the priorities of contemporary metadrama theory is the analysis of the peculiarities of the genre in national literatures. The article is devoted to the play Zhyteis’ke more (The Sea of Life) by Ivan Karpenko-Karyi who was a bright representative of the Ukrainian literature at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. The writer had a close connection with the theatrical milieu of the time. Metadrama is implemented in the text at the level of the theme, the personosphere, as well as the Shakespearean code. The basis of the metadramatic form of the play The Sea of Life is the inability of the heroes who are the actors to define the blurred boundaries between life and stage. This may cause confusion of numerous theatrical roles (emploi).

  • Issue Year: LXXXVIII/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 414-424
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Ukrainian