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Yaʿqûb Ṣannûʿ, du théâtre au journalisme : L’écriture théâtrale dans Abû Naẓẓâra

Abstract : Yaʿqûb Ṣannûʿ (1839-1912) is a controversial author of the Nahḍa and one of the pioneers of Arabic theatreand journalism. This thesis, based on the first years of Ṣannûʿ's magazine, Abû Naẓẓâra (1878-1910),intends to analyze that interplay between dramatic writing and journalistic writing. The first has a bridgingfunction leading to the second that emerges from the interactions between the Arabic literary heritage andthe 19 th century European press. Ṣannuʿ draws inspiration from the ancient Arabic theatrical forms inorder to write "dramatic journalistic" stage plays that capture the news. Furthermore, in Abû Naẓẓâra, thedialogue becomes an autonomous genre in itself as well as the main news-making means. Therefore, onemust consider that the whole magazine builds up on the model of the play. Dramatic writing serves thejournalistic purpose: theater takes part in the dynamics of satire while the dialogue takes on a didactic rolefor the press readers. Abû Naẓẓâra claims to be the voice of the Egyptians. Politics is perceived throughtheatrical metaphor and depicted as a farce. The play, initially intended to be read and performedcollectively, turns the reader into an actor of the political stage.
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Ophélie Arroues Ben Selma. Yaʿqûb Ṣannûʿ, du théâtre au journalisme : L’écriture théâtrale dans Abû Naẓẓâra. Littératures. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018USPCF022⟩. ⟨tel-03064634⟩

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