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Julien Gracq et l'écriture dramatique : lecture du Roi pêcheur

Abstract : This study ponders the conditions of emergence of the play Le Roi pêcheur by Julien Gracq in the theatrical context of the fifties and its place in Julien Gracq's work. After showing the fascination of the author for drama in general - already perceptible in the previous texts, Au Château d'Argol, Un beau ténébreux -, and analysing the scenic adventure of Le Roi pêcheur, our reading develops around fundamental dramatic notions. First, it proposes a reflection on the elaboration of the story through its link with the myth of Grail but also with the most important gracquian "intercesseurs", Wagner, Rimbaud, surrealism, Breton. The study, then, tries, to demonstrate the structures of space and time in Le Roi pêcheur as exhibited in the primary and secondary text. It goes on with an analysis of the dramatic personae and dramatic dialogue trying to show the configuration of the characters, their place in the secondary text, and the main form of the verbal communication (polylogues, dialogues, monological tendencies in the dialogues) lastly, it delineates the spell cast by the seduction of its language, of the myth of the quest and of its impossible closure in order to show how Gracq, after the manner of his fictions, was able to find with Le Roi pêcheur an original voice which is probably easier to listen to today.
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Monique Michel. Julien Gracq et l'écriture dramatique : lecture du Roi pêcheur. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 1998. Français. ⟨NNT : 1998NAN21013⟩. ⟨tel-01776431⟩



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