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Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse (S4);Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Filologija (H004);Philology (H004)
Author(s): Pabarčienė, Reda
Title: Kosto Ostrausko draminiai istorijos perrašymai
Other Title: Rewriting history in Kostas Ostrauskas’s plays
Is part of: Žmogus ir žodis : mokslo darbai. Literatūrologija.. Vilnius : Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas, 2018, T. 20, nr. 2
Extent: p. 51-69
Date: 2018
Keywords: Lietuvių literatūra;Istorinė drama;Kostas Ostrauskas;Postmodernioji istoriografija;Istorinė atmintis;Komizmas;Historical drama;Postmodern historiography;Historical memory;Comical
Abstract: Straipsnyje apžvelgiamos ryškiausio lietuvių egzodo dramaturgo, avangardinės pakraipos rašytojo Kosto Ostrausko (1926–2012) dramos, sąlygiškai vadintinos istorinėmis (Šaltkalvis, Gundymai, Čičinskas, Napoleonas, varna ir višta, Kaladė ir kirvis, Imperatorius ir jo imperija, Stasiukas). Aptariami istorinės medžiagos atrankos ir interpretavimo, stilistinio ir žanrinio perkūrimo principai, dramose keliamos valdžios, istorinės atminties, istorijos vertės problemos. Formuojamos prielaidos svarstymams apie Ostrausko dramų sąsajas su postmoderniąja istoriografija ir Naujojo istorizmo idėjomis
The article analyses the plays, conditionally called historical plays, of Kostas Ostrauskas (1926-2012), the most prominent Lithuanian émigré playwright and avant-garde writer. It discusses the principles of selection and interpretation of historical material, as well as stylistic and genre rewriting. An assumption is made about the links between Ostrauskas’s plays and postmodern historiography and the ideas of New Historicism. Ostrauskas significantly revived the Lithuanian historical drama, although he did not cut off ties with tradition (a play Stasiukas). His works cover world politics (Temptations and Emperor and His Empire) and the 18th-20th c. events of Lithuanian history. He puts a satirical spin on the destructiveness of various regimes (Tsar and Soviet), points to the recurrence of situations in art, music, Christian myths, and Lithuanian folklore. The playwright adjusts the understanding of a historical subject by putting forward ordinary people and losers. He also demonstrates the capabilities of the micro-history by skillfully using the genre of microdrama (The Welder, Napoleon, A Crow and A Chicken, A Loge and An Ax). Ostrauskas explores the intersection of literary and historical discourse, also the importance of myths, sagas, and legends in history. By drawing reader’s attention to (tragic)comic moments of history, the playwright portraits history as an odd and anecdotal event, as a play and a ritual with elements of absurd, grotesque, mask and marionette theater. He focuses on historical truth, memory, and history (Čičinskas and Stasiukas), and highlights the plurality and the paradox of truth
Affiliation(s): Mokytojų rengimo institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Švietimo akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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