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    STUDIA DRAMATICA - Issue no. 2 / 2012  
         
  Article:   THE CHARACTER OF PHAEDRA IN D.-G. GABILY. THE MATRIX OF THE AMAZONS AND THE MOVIE-SHOOTING OF POST-PHAEDRA / LE PERSONNAGE DE PHÈDRE CHEZ D.-G. GABILY. LA MATRICE DES AMAZONES ET LE TOURNAGE D’APRES-PHÈDRE.

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  Abstract:  The Character of Phaedra in D.-G. Gabily. The Matrix of the Amazons and the Movie-shooting of Post-Phaedra. Since antiquity, the content of myth offers the legendary frame which is used as a flexible material for dramatic composition. D.-G. Gabily reinvents the myth of Phaedra by adding a surprising parameter: Phaedra is the parent of three daughters who are declared to be Amazons. And Phaedra herself is linked to the female ancient warriors by an annual ritual of childbirth where a male offspring is excluded. D.-G. Gabily seems to imitate the tragedy of Seneca: both playwrights reveal through the character of Phaedra the image of Hippolyta, mother of Hippolytus. Moreover, in D.-G. Gabily''s play Gibiers du temps, Phaedra''s festivities bear resemblance to the “rose ceremony” of the Amazons, making thus reference to H. von Kleist''s Penthesilea.

Keywords: dramaturgy, ancient and contemporary theatre, hero, virtual world
 
         
     
         
         
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