[Autom. eng. transl.] Jean Tardieu (1903-1995) is one of the most striking figures of the French twentieth century: pupil of Martin du Gard and Gide, a friend of Queneau and Ionesco, Ungaretti and Vittorini, he was poet, playwright and prose writer but also translator of Hölderlin and Goethe. A classic author at the time of the Absurd, Tardieu pursued an original research that in the mastery of language in all its ranges, from the lyric to the divertissement, leads us with a firm but good-natured step beyond the horizons of nonsense. With his theatrical production, of which six pieces are proposed in this collection by the Théâtre de chambre (1966) and by Professeur Frœppel (1978), Tardieu associates delectare, a rule dictated by Molière, father of the comic genre, to the intentions of modern dramaturgy : a theater that breaks with the academic tradition and through an elegant game invites us to "beware of words", their adherence to reality, which is imperfect. From the incredible development of a daily episode (Lo Sportello) to the counterpoint of the "apart" with the amorous dialogue (Oswald and Zénaïde), of invention in invention, of discoveries and allusions, the comedies of Tardieu cross the century to address directly to us, inviting us to "seek the human through the ritual". Like the ancient Diogenes, equipped with a lamp, he looked for the man for the sunny squares.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Jean Tardieu: Beware of words. Curated by Federica Locatelli|
|Number of pages||178|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Jean Tardieu
- Teatro del '900