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De l'emprunt à l'empreinte : les dramaturgies ducharmiennes

Abstract : This thesis tends to study a marginal side of Réjean Ducharme’s work, his plays, based on the archives the writer deposited to Library and Archives Canada, in Ottawa, in 1986. The examined corpus is composed of four plays, two published (Ines Pérée et Inat Tendu, published in 1976, and HA ha !..., published in 1982) and two unpublished – but performed – (Le Cid maghané, written in 1967, and Le marquis qui perdit, written in 1969), and their various versions.Réjean Ducharme’s theatre can be divided in two phases of writing equaling redirections of thematic, pragmatic, poetic, generic and genetic kinds enabling to distinguish two moments. The first moment is a one of parody and satire, and stamps the already famous novelist’s start in drama. The way the playwright approaches quebecois theatre in his first two texts, which subjects remain borrowed (to french literature for Le Cid maghané and to canadian history for Le marquis qui perdit), fails to win unanimous support as the writer is reproached for being too literary and too predictably parodic with his references to models of its genre. In contrast, the two last plays question and put to the test theatricality, as critic noticed, until refusing theatre as a genre.This study of Réjean Ducharme’s plays enlightens the use of drama he makes, forcing himself to respect some codes and also defying several constraints (the singular investment of stage directions in his plays testifies). In the end, this thesis aims for disclosing a less frequented side of an acclaimed writer’s work, considered as a classic of contemporary Quebec literature, even though he applies himself, in each of his creations, refusing all norms, rules or compromises.
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Claire Jaubert. De l'emprunt à l'empreinte : les dramaturgies ducharmiennes. Littératures. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III; Université de Montréal, 2013. Français. ⟨NNT : 2013BOR30033⟩. ⟨tel-00994475⟩

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