(Română) ÊTRE DE DISCOURS/ÊTRE DU MONDE OU DIALOGUE DE MONSIEUR AVEC MONSIEUR DANS LE THÉÂTRE DE TARDIEU

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

Contemporary with the theater of the absurd, the dramatic creation of Jean Tardieu oscillates between the empty space, the zero degree of the theatrical writing (as in his poem to play Voix sans personne) and the representation of the being of the world struggling with the being of the speech (as it appears in Monsieur Moi, ou Dialogue de Monsieur avec un brillant partenaire). We will try to capture the mechanisms by which, under the pen of the author of the Théâtre de chambre, the theatrical signs build an anamorphic mirror because the language (La comédie du langage), adopting the …


LANGUAGE GAMES AND PLAYING WITH LANGUAGE

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the relations between man’s everyday actions and games, between what is serious and what is lighthearted, playful about human actions. There are two words in English which refer to these aspects: game and play. They share some semantic features and differ in others. Game focuses on competition and obeying rules, whereas play focuses on amusement and freedom of action. I shall briefly cast a look at both Saussure’s parallel between language and the game of chess and Wittgenstein’s well-known syntagm language-game. I believe that only the latter is acceptable, on condition that …