Le Tragique dans Le Théâtre Québécois Et Canadien-Français, 1950-1989

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This study gives a specific treatment of tragedy to each of the six plays analysed in depth, and exposes fundamental concerns and deep structures common to all. The first half deals mainly with the clash of legitimate and illegitimate value systems, the established social order and the heroic individuals who challenge it. Works examined are Un fils à tuer by Éloi de Grandmont, Au retour des oies blanches by Marcel Dubé, and Sainte Carmen de la Main by Michel Tremblay.
The second part examines more contemporary works, including Le chien by Jean Marc Dalpé, La lumière blanche by Pol Pelletier and Fragments d’une lettre d’adieu lus par des géologues by Normand Chaurette. In French throughout.


“Stéphanie Nutting brilliantly proves that contemporary French Canadian and Quebecois theatre has adapted the tragic to suit the post-modern problematic. . . . Informed by a broad understanding not only of European tragedy, but also of Medieval theatre, of philosophy, and of literary and art criticism, Stéphanie Nutting discerns the unique influence of Canadian culture on the dramatization of modern civilization. . . . A noteworthy quality of Nutting’s work is that she bases her argument on a relatively unstudied repertoire. . . . with flair and originality, Nutting succeeds in highlighting the unique contribution of Quebec and French Canadian tragedy to the evolution of the post-modern condition in the western world.” – Marie-Madeleine Stey

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Préface; Introduction: Prolégomènes pour une étude du tragique québécois; Tragique ou tragédie?
1. Un fils à tuer – Deus absconditus
2. Au retour des oies blanches – Le détournement du logos
3. Sainte Carmen de la Main – L’univers en expansion; De la non-action et du choeur
4. Le chien – Réification et décryptage
5. La lumière blanche – Antécédents
6. Fragments d’une lettre d’adieu lus par des géologues - – L’amenuisement du sujet
Conclusion: Le regard détourné
Ouvrages cités; Index

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