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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Menotyra / History and theory of arts (H003)
Author(s): Petrikas, Martynas
Title: (Ne)artimas miestas : lietuviškos erdvės problema šiuolaikiniame Lietuvos teatre
Other Title: Distant city: issue of national space in contemporary Lithuanian theatre
Is part of: Meno istorija ir kritika = Art history & criticism. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 2012, [T.] 8 : Erdvės ir laiko reprezentacijos mene. Pasaulėvaizdžiai, diskursai, artefaktai
Extent: p. 93-101
Date: 2012
Keywords: Nacionalinė tapatybė;Šiuolaikinis Lietuvos teatras;Šiuolaikinė dramaturgija;Lietuviška erdvė;National identity;Contemporary Lithuanian theatre;Contemporary Lithuanian dramaturgy;National space
Abstract: The article presents the analysis of the examples of representation of a space that could be defined as ‘national’ in contemporary Lithuanian theatre and drama. The development of national space imagery on stage reveals that cul-tural transitions in the post-soviet Lithuania made no prerequisites or incentives for radical changes in depiction on stage. On the contrary, at the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century the Lithuanian space represented in national drama is more likely to relate to the imagery of the national identity that thrived during the interwar period. The analysis departs from the popular Petras Vaičiūnas drama during the period of the first independence, namely, the imagery of Lithuanian locus amoenus(pleasant place) in his works. The playwright depicted the Lithuanian village by emphasizing a strict dichotomous distinction from the city, i.e. locus terribilis, that both assimilates and dehumanizes. Thus, pastoral village space in the inter-war dramas became the synonym of the national identity reservoir. A Lithuanian locus amoenus, despite cultural reality of the turn of the 20th century, tends to be depicted in the con-temporary Lithuanian drama as hermetic, though defined beyond the boundaries of a rural space. The analysis of Vytautas V. Landsbergis play Vilis(2005) presented in the article reveals one of the clearest examples of traditional rural imagery recurring in contemporary drama. The Orvidai homestead (the homestead created by the folk artist Kazimieras Vilius Orvidas in the Soviet times is an open museum for the exhibition of works that synthesize modern, sacred and folk art) described in Landsbergis play is not only a typical locus amoenus, hermetic Arcadia, but also a reservoir of moral-ethical links. [...]
Affiliation(s): Teatrologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Art History & Criticism / Meno istorija ir kritika 2012, nr. 8
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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