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Les mises en scène du théâtre de Thomas Bernhard en Allemagne, en Autriche et en France. Comparaison et interprétation.

Abstract : Our work compares the French productions of Thomas Bernhard’s plays with the German and Austrian ones, from 1970, marking the first success of the Austrian playwright, to this day. The chosen method is at the crossroads of German Studies and Theater Studies.Stage director Claus Peymann has staged most of the first productions of Thomas Bernhard’s plays. His productions are very faithful to the text. In France, the stage directors have a more original interpretation of the text. Thomas Bernhard writes his plays for specific actors. Minetti is for a tribute to the German actor Bernhard Minetti. The play, performed by French actors, is to be understood as a challenge for actors and as a reflection about dramatic art. The Austrian playwright also writes in accordance with the political context. Heldenplatz was first played 1988 at the Burgtheater in Vienna, for the 50th anniversary of the annexation of Austria. The play and its reception in Austria serves as a model for the reception in France, which can lead to a misunderstanding. The attacks against Austria do not have the same meaning any more, when they are played in France. Thomas Bernhard is often considered as a gloomy author. Theatre, in which comedy plays a bigger part than in novels, puts this reputation into perspective. However, this comic and grotesque dimension is not always perceived by the French audience. The comic dimension of Thomas Bernhard’s work is difficult to translate. The French audience therefore discovers this comic dimension of Thomas Bernhard’s plays only much later, in the 1990’s and 2000’s, when the reception scheme of Heldenplatz tends to fade away.
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Adrien Bessire. Les mises en scène du théâtre de Thomas Bernhard en Allemagne, en Autriche et en France. Comparaison et interprétation.. Linguistique. Normandie Université; Universität Wien, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017NORMR077⟩. ⟨tel-01709980⟩



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