Le Theatre de la Parole-Spectacle: Jacques Audiberti, Rene De Obaldia Et Jean Tardieu (French Edition)

Christophe Lagier

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Synopsis: This critical study focuses on the nature of word play which informs the works of Audiberti, de Obaldia, and Tardieu between World War II and the 1960s. Professor Lagier interprets the playwrights' overriding concern with linguistic experimentation and the paradoxical tension that it generates. In their writings, the arbitrary and sterile dimensions of language are illustrated by the use of puns, accumulation of terms from the same semantic field, and the creation of new foreign languages within standard French; techniques such as word play also demonstrate the infinite potential for linguistic regeneration and expansion. This paradox serves as the foundation for one of the book's main arguments: the need to reevaluate the importance of these three playwrights who have often been relegated to the margins of the canon. Professor Lagier proposes a new clasification of their theatrical works in relation to the Theater of the Absurd.

About the Author: Before joining Columbia University as an adjunct professor, Christophe Lagier was a Professor of French at California State University Los Angeles and is a regular faculty member in the Middlebury College Summer language program. A native of Versailles, France, he received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1996. One of his specialties is post World War II French theater. Since 1987, he has been involved in many Franco-American theater projects as actor, producer and director. He was Chair of the Advanced Placement French Test Development Committee, Vice-President of Alliance Française de Pasadena, and Associate Director Middlebury College Summer French School. In 2002-03 and 2006-07 he was Resident Director of CSU in France. In 2004, France bestowed upon him the honor of Chevalier des Palmes Académiques, which recognizes the highest achievements in education.

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