Le personnage féminin dans le théâtre de Jean Cocteau : Sa relation à l'espace et au temps

Abstract : Our ambition was to examinate the particularities connected with the womanlike character in Jean Cocteau's theatre and to submit it to space and time, so our point of view will only concern a part of its potentialities. The first thing that is to be said was the relationship between the womanlike character and the scene in which it plays. This brings us to examinate the meaning of the scenery and the prop's symbolic womanlike closer. Moreover, this analysis highlights the importance of the hand-movement's character, as well as its animation, would have been incomplete without the use of dramatic language. The latter composes a very special space - we mean a space based on monologs and dialogs - in which the womanlike character shows a particular profoundness, which deserves to be discussed. Another point of view of this question was to consider the womanlike relationships with time. It appears that the womanlike character was deeply sensitive to dramatic forms, especially monodramas and three-acts plays. That is the reason why the rhythm of the action shows the way a womanlike character can come a long way. Thanks to these first observations about temporal aspects, it is now time to discuss of the womanlike wandering. Wandering in / out of time has actually been considering as one of the main womanlike themes, given that it claims that the character's beginning and destiny are responsible for what happens on stage. These chapters insist on themes relating to womanlike condition, as maternity, love and death. It tries to prove the character - nether when it does not move, nor when it talks - does not necessarily follow production's rules. Through the space and time's study in Jean Cocteau's theatre, we have been mainly in touch with the womanlike character's spirit, in order to understand the part its plays in his entire dramatic works.
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Eléonore Antzenberger. Le personnage féminin dans le théâtre de Jean Cocteau : Sa relation à l'espace et au temps. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 2001. Français. ⟨NNT : 2001NAN21001⟩. ⟨tel-01776174⟩

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