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Les Théâtres d’Alfred Jarry : l’invention de la scène pataphysique

Abstract : Known first of all as an author of the Ubu cycle Alfred Jarry remains relatively marginal figure in the French fin-de-siècle theatre studies. Studied as the play writer or as the precursor of the avant-garde theatre, he is seen as a man of letter who was passionate about puppet theatre. This work aims to valorise another Jarry, the man of the stage, the puppeteer whose literary works were influenced by the theatrical practice. Part One analyses Jarry’s theatre model in the field of the fin-de-siècle theatre, the living actors’ scene and the puppet theatre as well. Part Two focuses on the Jarry’s poetics, showing how the puppet and shadow theatre aesthetics guide his literary strategy. This approach receives the name of “pataphysical scene”: a system that allow the author to live artificially inside his work.
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Yanna Kor. Les Théâtres d’Alfred Jarry : l’invention de la scène pataphysique. Art et histoire de l'art. Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019MON30031⟩. ⟨tel-02735732⟩



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