A historical and critical investigation, the book examines the meeting between Christian anthropology an the theater in the context of twentieth-century culture and dramaurgy. It uncovers the nuclei that show how these two worlds are structurally compatible and how they converge in the figure of Christ. Twentieth-century European theater, oscillating between apotheosis and derision, negation and desire, has returned frequently to Christ. The characters of twentieth-century theater have often been Chirst figures, whether in the humanity of Christus patiens, the suffering man who loses, or in the divinity of Christus resurgens, who is victorious over pain and death. This volume analyzes the works of several authors who, in varying degrees, have allowed themselves to be provoked by Christianity: Péguy, Eliot, Bernanos, Fabbri, Luzi, Beckett, Grotowski, Kantor. The analysis is not limited to themes and content, but it also explores technical innovations and the understanding of theater towards which the authors, often stimulated by the Christological theme itself, were pushed. The text is accompanied by informational tables and photographs of historical stagings.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] The "passion" of man. Voices of the European theater of the twentieth century|
|Numero di pagine||277|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2006|
- Figura Christi
- Twentieth Century