The theatrical praxis and its visual roots: Sarah Kane, Maurice Maeterlinck and the Post-Dramatic




theatrical praxis, Image, postdramatic theater, theater lighting, design


This article discusses probable visual roots for theatrical praxis. I observed derivations originating in the Greek verb théa, as well as in the noun theatron, found in ancient Greece. Starting from this context, I identified theoretical links with Hans-Thies Lehmann, Peter Szondi and Ewald Hackler. Two works of international dramaturgy written at different times were incorporated into the argument, namely: Les Aveugles (1890) and 4.48 Psychosis (2000), whose authors they are, respectively, Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949) and Sarah Kane (1971-1999). This approach found excerpts that reveal consistent application of verbal images in the dramaturgical corpus of each of these works. Given this, I suggest academic attention to systematized studies of visual praxis in the theater.


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Biografia do Autor

Eduardo Tudella, Universidade Federal da Bahia

PhD in Performing Arts from the Federal University of Bahia - PPGAC. Master in Theater Design - Lighting - New York University. Bachelor of Performing Arts - Theater Direction from the Federal University of Bahia. Associate Professor at the Federal University of Bahia. Director, Designer and Professor-Researcher. Awarded, both in theoretical and artistic production.


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TUDELLA, Eduardo. The theatrical praxis and its visual roots: Sarah Kane, Maurice Maeterlinck and the Post-Dramatic . Urdimento: Revista de Estudos em Artes Cênicas, Florianópolis, v. 4, n. 49, p. 1–26, 2023. DOI: 10.5965/1414573104492023e0203In. Disponível em: Acesso em: 20 abr. 2024.