La poétique du temps dans le théâtre de Lope de Vega : structures et figures de la temporalité dans la comedia nueva

Abstract : This thesis aims to analyse the mechanisms of the poetics of time in the theatre of Lope de Vega from 80 comedias of the author spanning his entire literary career and belonging to all dramatic sub-genres. The introduction establishes the basics of reflection for the thesis. In the introduction, we define the essential concepts about temporality: Brief Time and Long Time. A play is deemed Long if the action lasts more than ten days. The main purpose of the investigation is to characterise time structures in Lope’s plays. This thesis contains seven chapters where the plays are analysed according to time criteria. The first two chapters deal with Brief Time. In the following chapters, we focus on Long Time structures and figures. In the last chapter, we consider theoretical aspects of temporality in Lope's plays. The author establishes a poetics of double temporality which brings together two notions: time alternation and mixity. Time alternation corresponds with a switch between a brief act and a long inter-act, or vice versa. Mixity consists of lengthening or shortening devices. We postulate that Lope de Vega establishes in his plays at least one of the six modalities of dual temporality explained in this last chapter. The poetics of double temporality is also an aesthetics because the poet seeks the dramatisation of the whole of time and the balance between Brief Time and Long Time.
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Alexandre Roquain. La poétique du temps dans le théâtre de Lope de Vega : structures et figures de la temporalité dans la comedia nueva. Littératures. Université du Maine, 2011. Français. ⟨NNT : 2011LEMA3010⟩. ⟨tel-01170992⟩

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