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L'oeuvre théâtrale de Didier-Georges Gabily : poétique d'une mémoire en pièces

Abstract : This thesis covers the work of French writer and stage director Didier-Georges Gabily (1955-1996), his published and unpublished texts as well as production archives and interviews with his actors and collaborators. The perspective is that of a poetics of memory, a disenchanted vision of contemporary society that transpires out of the confrontation of the past with the present, resulting in the deconstruction of myths in contemporary dramatic space, be they myths bequeathed by former directors/actors or political myths such as communism; in either case, these two angles open a perspective onto a community in the making. The analysis is based on an observation of the impact of memory upon both dramatic structure and speech/dialogue patterns, as a recurrent dramaturgical structure resting on a former catastrophe is what the characters are constantly – and helplessly – trying to piece back together. As a result, action is replaced by narrative, which results in aseries of monologues, a “romanization” of drama (Sarrazac). The approach is based on aesthetic criteria together with the analysis of the dynamics of history in the work (both as a series of topoï and as a structuring pattern) to offer a reading of the work that reveals the complex interplay of time and performance in the author’s quest. The influence of the concreteness of the stage on Gabily’s writing is analysed in the last section of this research and reveals a process of perpetual hybridization, manifesting the importance of the actors’ bodies and the materiality of the stage in his writing. The analysis of the different threads in the fabric of literary and artistic heritage in Gabily’s work for the stage reveals the emergence of an aesthetics ofresistance going against the overall violence prevailing in liberal society
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Séverine Leroy. L'oeuvre théâtrale de Didier-Georges Gabily : poétique d'une mémoire en pièces. Musique, musicologie et arts de la scène. Université Rennes 2, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015REN20007⟩. ⟨tel-01151125⟩

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