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Métamorphoses de l’ironie féerique dans la pièce de théâtre Cendrillon de Joël Pommerat
Metamorphoses of magical irony in the play Cendrillon by Joël Pommerat

Author(s): Simona Locic
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature, French Literature, Romanian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Editura Junimea
Keywords: intertextuality; contemporary French literature; rewriting; Cinderella; theatre; fairy tale;
Summary/Abstract: During the XXIth century, many writers show an important interest in rewriting the fairy tales. One of them is Joël Pommerat, a French contemporary stage director and playwright who, in 2011, reinvents on stage the very famous fairy tale of Cinderella. The paper below analyses the irony’s metamorphoses, important aspect of the traditional fairy tale’s scheme. Our main inspiration source is the study of Muguraș Constantinescu. She analyses the irony in Charles Perrault fairy tales and describes it as a “playfulness” writing way. Our purpose is to show how and why the irony identified by Muguraș Constantinescu transforms in the contemporary play of Joël Pommerat, Cendrillon. This new irony pick on the contemporary individual and contemporary reality but also the text’s lector.