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Fin et moyens dans l'oeuvre d'Edward Bond

Abstract : This thesis aims to prove the centrality of the question of means and end in the work of Edward Bond. The first chapter examines how this question is at the root of the political dimension of edward bond's work. In this perspective, after a survey of his militant theatre, the various cycles of plays which constitute his work are successively discussed. The second chapter examines how the question of means and end determines and conditions bondian aesthetics, thanks, in particular, to the principle of "dramatization of the analysis", which conditions the structure of the plays, and which is apparent in the sub-titles, the echoing scenes, and the multi-focused scenes. The third chapter examines how the question of means and end underlies the ethical dimension of edward bond's work, through specific distanciation procedures. Delocalization, historicization, songs, "public soliloquies", choruses, and semiotized props are here discussed in this perspective. The last chapter focuses on the spectator, considered both as the end of the bondian enterprise, and as its relay in the real world. The question of a new mode of reception of dramatic works is posed, through the discussion of bondian characters, "aggro-effects", and the endings of the plays. This study ends by examining the place of edward bond in contemporary trends of throught, with a particular emphasis on his position in relation to post-modernism
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Agathe Torti-Alcayaga. Fin et moyens dans l'oeuvre d'Edward Bond. Littératures. Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, 1997. Français. ⟨NNT : 1997METZ003L⟩. ⟨tel-01775905⟩



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