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Candide de Jean Tardieu : étude d’une adaptation de l’œuvre de Voltaire

Abstract : Taking into account the official programs of 2010 for L-grade classes in the lycees and the CAPES professional program on the options "French Language and Literature, Theater, Cinema", we would like to offer a reflection on theatrical adaptation taking as an example the adaptation by Tardieu of Candide from Voltaire. After recalling that adaptation is a common practice found in all the arts, we define in broad outlines what characterizes this form of rewriting. Then, in the first part, certain characteristics of Voltaire’s work (forms and contents) are clarified in order to study, in this game of tension between conservation and transformation implied by all adaptation, the aesthetic and ideological point of view of Tardieu. In a second part, we endeavor to describe the discursive and stylistic changes that Tardieu brings to Voltaire’s text. In doing so, we show how any adaptation implies an interpretative activity that is to be thought of as an intentional movement of decontextualization/recontextualization, a dialectic between a saying and a resaying and a tension between conservation and innovation.
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André Petitjean. Candide de Jean Tardieu : étude d’une adaptation de l’œuvre de Voltaire. Pratiques : linguistique, littérature, didactique, Centre de recherche sur les médiations (Crem) - Université de Lorraine 2017, 175-176, pp.[En ligne]. ⟨10.4000/pratiques.3628⟩. ⟨hal-01684182⟩



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