Le traitement de la révélation dans trois tragédies de Shakespeare : "Hamlet", "Le roi Lear", "Macbeth" : la clairvoyance sublime de l'égarement

Abstract : The heroes of the great tragedies of Shakespeare lose their way and manage, thanks to this drift organized by the playwright, to transcend their nature and attain to a precious knowledge. They leave the darkness of their world and rise to a bright light which enables them to take a new look at the meaning of human experience. Hamlet sinks into the quicksands of his consciousness, Lear is overcome by madness and Macbeth commits himself body and soul to evil. these three characters fascinate owing to the greatness they are endowed with at the end of their course and to the mystery they are shrouded in. their fates are approached in terms of dramatic writing technique: Shakespeare does not introduce us to men but to 'word creatures' and all that happens to them is nothing but the image of a destiny. The theatre obeys its own rules and the analysis of the words; along with the relation to the spectators are the be-all and end-all of the method the critic must use. The audience attends the disintegration of characters that suddenly grow in stature as they realize how meaningless man's life is. This recognition (anagnorisis in Greek) proves pointless in that the dramatis personae are unable to take advantage of that painful revelation. The public, included in the performance thanks to breathtaking mirroring effects, are the only people who can actually draw.
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Jean-Louis Claret. Le traitement de la révélation dans trois tragédies de Shakespeare : "Hamlet", "Le roi Lear", "Macbeth" : la clairvoyance sublime de l'égarement. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 1995. Français. ⟨NNT : 1995NAN21009⟩. ⟨tel-01776611⟩

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