Entre le théâtre, l’opéra et le roman : le cas de Michel Tremblay

Title in English Between Theatre, Opera and Novel: the Case of Michel Tremblay


Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Svět literatury
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Quebec literature; Michel Tremblay; intergeneric poetics
Description In the frame of Quebec literature, Michel Tremblay's poetics is an attempt to transfiguration of plebeian axiology in high literature, universal in scope. The slang of the Montreal periphery (so called joual) and its speakers, which are mostly marginal characters, are highlighted by the application of the principles of religious drama, Greek tragedy and opera as the constituent parts of Tremblay's theater and prose. To identify and illustrate these principles at different structural levels, the paper analyses the novels Le Premier Quartier de la lune (1989), Le cahier noir (2003), La Traversée de la ville (2008) and the drama Sainte Carmen de la Main (1976).
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