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Les mots et les choses dans l'œuvre théâtrale d'Alberto Savinio : un théâtre de l'entre-deux

Abstract : Alberto Savinio (1891-1952), alias Andrea de Chirico, brother of the famous painter of the metaphysical movement, is a wanderer in the world of art : in turn painter, musician, writer, playwright, set designer, translator but also critic, he experiments everything, abolishes the artistic and linguistic boundaries and makes "play" his creed. This versatile artist turns the theatre into a playful place where all these forms of expression can be found on stage.This thesis considers his theatrical work as a theatre of the in-between that goes beyond the idea of a total theatre to reach infinity. At the heart of this breach and through the prism of language, the playwright questions reality, questions his time and opens up the fields of possibilities.Savinian theatre is indeed the place where everything is expressed: words, the dead and even objects. In this theatre where everything is spoken, the playwright and set designer plays a "perverse" game on words and objects. His conductor's baton becomes a pen or a brush. It turns the language and the matter into visible, plastic, sonorous or speaking objects and reveals to the reader-viewer the mystery and poetry of the world. Alberto Savinio thus exposes the theatricality of speech and fills the gap in the discourse. The limits of speech are therefore annihilated.The word resounds off-stage and on air. In this trompe-l'oeil theatre, there is no room for boredom. The reader-viewer is always on guard, never at rest. His participation is active. So are his intelligence and civic mind. Now, studying the reception of his theatrical work, in France and Italy, will be an opportunity to question these failings on the part of the audience during the author's lifetime. He will know a late but limitless rehabilitation.This thesis is a journey through the theatrical work of Alberto Savinio. The entries and exits must be discovered, to delve into the heart of this in-between, closed or endless space, where the artist's polymorphic activity crystallizes. Through this "coloured adventure", the Savinian spectator explores and questions the other side of the scenes.
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Julie Bernard. Les mots et les choses dans l'œuvre théâtrale d'Alberto Savinio : un théâtre de l'entre-deux. Linguistique. Normandie Université, 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : 2021NORMC004⟩. ⟨tel-03220891⟩



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