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talebi rostami M, Zahedi F, Asgharian M. An analysis of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s and Antonin Artaud’s theory by studying The Cenci by Shelly and The Cenci by Artaud. CLRJ 2017; 5 (3) :78-96
URL: http://clrj.modares.ac.ir/article-12-3211-en.html
1- university of tehran
2- Associate Professor, School of Performing Arts and Music, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
3- M.A in Theatre, School of Performing Arts and Music, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
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a catastrophe happened years ago in the palace of rich and famous family of Cenci in Rome that ignited the creation of a play named The Cenci by two significant playwrights with different approaches and writing ideas. This study is a comparative analysis of different approaches of these two writers: Percy Bysshe Shelley’s theory, regarding the popular romanticism movement in the 19th century England and Antonin Artaud’s theory, considering his beliefs on the theater of cruelty. The purpose of this paper is to find the intellectual similarities and differences between these two writers in their approach toward the same historical event and their standpoint on its link to the theater and the text. Poetic verbal descriptions are significant in Shelley’s work; while Artaud, with his opposition to the literature of theater, tries to emphasize on directing and performance and writing the play with his favorite functions and performing methods. The comparative analysis of these two plays will describe their thematic differences. The results of this study suggest that in order to subtract the violence of Cenci’s event, Percy Bysshe Shelley has limited himself to the events that only take place in dialogues and those which show the actions of characters in different acts just in speech; however, Antonin Artaud presents the violent actions in the present time and with a redoubled rage by using mute characters and omitting subsidiary scenes.
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Pathology of Schools and Approaches to Adaptive Literature
Received: 2016/09/13 | Accepted: 2017/07/10 | Published: 2017/11/22

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