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DEA LOHER'S DRAMA IN THE PLAY INNOCENCE: THEATRICAL HYBRIDISM IN CONTEMPORARY SCENE

Grant number: 12/21366-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Theatre
Principal researcher:Elizabete Sanches Rocha
Grantee:Júlia Mara Moscardini Miguel
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Dea Loher, playwright born in Bertolt Brecht's country, reinvents political theater in the 90s trying to give back to theater its social place that stimulates discussion. With the rising of capitalism and the appearance of mass media, according to some authors, theater lost its space to the media based on the consumption of images. Loher's proposal is to discuss post-modern issues through literature resorting to traditional dramatic aesthetics that link to the epic theater and the Brechtian V-Effekte, as well as recourses found in the post-dramatic aesthetics. Together with these theatrical concepts, Loher adopts from quantum physics the Uncertainty Principle by the physicist Heisenberg and also some cinematographic techniques by the group "Dogma-95" created by the Danes Lars Von Trier e Thomas Vinterberg to show on stage politics in a blurred way with filmic breaks and interruptions in order to provide the audience with the possibility of reflection as she takes away from the spectator a privileged view. This mixture of styles can be named "hybrid theater" in reference to the studies of hybridism by the Professor Homi Bhabha. In Loher's most complex play, Innocence, the playwright presents a kind of drama with all these characteristics revealing a portrait of a society where people live searching for a meaning for their own lives having to deal with themes such as death, abandonment, faith, God, money, prejudice and love with the objective of reflecting on the problems of the post-modern society, the falling of the metarratives and the project of human emancipation and the rising of simulacra. All of this, opting for a cyclic and episodic drama that is apparently chronologic, but that reveals throughout the story a collapse of space and time.

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MIGUEL, Júlia Mara Moscardini. A dramaturgia de Dea Lohe na peça Inocência: o hibridismo teatral na cena contemporânea. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências e Letras. Araraquara Araraquara.

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