Art of Fugue in Dramatic Literature for the Young: the Reader at the Land of Fantastic, Marvellous and Uncanny Cover Image
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L’art de la fugue dans la littérature dramatique pour la jeunesse: le lecteur au pays du fantastique, du merveilleux et de l’étrange
Art of Fugue in Dramatic Literature for the Young: the Reader at the Land of Fantastic, Marvellous and Uncanny

Author(s): Laurianne Perzo
Subject(s): Cultural Essay
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: theatre; childhood; young reader; reception; fiction; fantastic literature; society; detour; grow up;
Summary/Abstract: French theatre for young people has had an increasing repertoire which explores children’s relationship with the world in an ethic and aesthetic context. It also questions the message transmission from the author to the young addressee. The author takes responsibility of his texts; offering a broad perspective of the world. On one hand; he confronts the young audience with major social issues; while on the other hand; he wants to assert the sanctity of childhood. Several detours are used to enable them to understand the world and its complexity. The registers of the fantastic; the wondrous and the strange are a part of this project. Indeed; it is a possible way to present another reality to face the real world. But this process poses a major obstacle to the reception of the young reader. This article also aims to analyze and criticize the several aspects of running away – when children characters leave their lives and the sad reality to take refuge in a new world – in dramatic literature for young people.

  • Page Range: 241-256
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: French