This book posits a theory for reading dramatic texts. It claims that the reading experience associated with narrative and poetry does not extend to drama; reading drama is unique. The event asks a reader to integrate two narratives, dialogue and notes, to engage in the ideation of sound, action and space in an immediate present, and to internalize a performance. Based on a phenomenological understanding of the reading process and a reception approach to literature, the book offers critical readings of Pirandello's Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore and Enrico IV and García Lorca's Yerma and La casa de Bernarda Alba.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures Series , #24|
About the Author
The Author: Catherine Arturi Parilla received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University. She teaches Modern and World Literature at Montclair State College.