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Figures du dramaturge dans la Métromanie de Piron (1738)
Du topos à l’ethos

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: Le Dramaturge sur un plateau. Quand l’auteur dramatique devient personnage
  • Author: Hostiou (Jeanne-Marie)
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  • Abstract: In eighteenth-century theatre, the “dramatist” was a character deeply marked by the tradition of the ridiculous poet in comedy. One play, however, emerges as an exception to the rule: Piron’s La Métromanie (1738). This article examines the play’s main character as an incarnation of several authorial postures: Damis is a “real-life” character, a literary topos and a projection of Piron himself. In La Métromanie, satire serves as an alibi for praising the status of the dramatist and expressing a new ethos.
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  • Pages: 301 to 315
  • Last edition: 2018
  • Collection: Encounters, n° 337
  • Subcollection: General and comparative literature, n° 25

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-07784-8
  • ISSN: 2103-5636
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-07786-2.p.0301
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 04-13-2018
  • Language: French
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