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Theatrical staging of Krleža's Kraljevo


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Togonal, Marijana. (2014). Theatrical staging of Krleža's Kraljevo. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Croatian Language and Literature.
(U prilogu: životopis i bibliografija autorice.) [mentor Pavlovski, Borislav and Senker, Boris].

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The thesis entitled Theatrical staging of Krleža's Kraljevo consists of three chapters. The first and the second chapter are of a historical-theoretical nature and speak of the specificity of Kraljevo as a dramatic text, stressing the novelties introduced by Krleža into the drama as compared to the dramatic practices of the day. Since the first part of the thesis starts from the hypothesis that Kraljevo, despite a great effort made by the author, was impossible to perform on stage at the time when this drama was written, as well as immediately following the drama's creation, the thesis goes on to analyze the dramatic tradition in Croatia at the end of the 19th and in the beginning of the 20th century. The goal of this is to show that Kraljevo was created in less than stimulating dramatic circumstances as far as the aforementioned drama is concerned. The first two parts of the thesis also give a representation of the conditions permeating the theater since its creation to the appearance of Krleža on the literary scene, the theatre repertoire from 1914 until 1918 (the time period when Krleža was trying extremely hard to ensure the staging of his first two dramas) as well as the theatrical theories which could have served as inspirational starting points for the setting of Kraljevo at the time when the drama was created. By shedding some light onto the literary, repertoire and theatrical context in which the drama was located, the basis for the middle and fundamental part of the thesis is created – the reconstruction of the theatrical performances of Kraljevo. This is the comparative and analytical segment of the thesis which encompasses the analysis of the theatrical settings of Kraljevo, starting with the very first adaptation made by Dedić in 1955 at the Belgrade dramatic theatre and ending with the last adaptation, made by Prohić in 2009 and performed at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. The reconstruction of the theatrical performances ranges from the comparative analysis of the dramatic text and the performed text to the analysis of the basic components of the theatrical act; scene organization, performances of the artists, the role of music, costumes, props, and so on. This analysis is made possible by the preserved historical sources; pictorial, auditory and written. The main goal of the thesis was to explore the wider literary and theatrical contexts in which the young Krleža operated, to analyze the then current European theatrical models inherent to the dramatic structure of Kraljevo and, in the end, to reconstruct the various directorial approaches to the same text. Finally, our goal was also to determine the role and the influence a dramatic author has on the creation of the performed text.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Miroslav Krleža, Kraljevo, drama, theatre, antinaturalist theatrical concepts, theatrical staging of Kraljevo, reconstruction.
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Supervisor: Pavlovski, Borislav and Senker, Boris
Additional Information: U prilogu: životopis i bibliografija autorice.
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2014 14:30
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2014 10:06

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