Death of a Salesman: Tragedy versus Social Drama

Death of a Salesman: Tragedy versus Social Drama photo

Lots of critics have debated the tragic dimension of Death of a Salesman. Two levels have often been considered: the notion of genre, by referring to Aristotle's Poetics, and the possibility of a new approach to tragedy, that would be concerned with the response of mankind to rapid technological advance. The generic discussion (from genre) has often borne on an opposition between social drama dealing with the little man as victim of an oppressive, social and economic system, and tragedy […]

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Electre : tragédie et originalité du drame giralducien

Electre : tragédie et originalité du drame giralducien photo

Mythe de la vérité, la tragédie d'Electre est le récit d'une vengeance qui s'accomplit à ce titre. Le conflit qui structure la pièce lui donne unité et profondeur. Mais quelles sont les origines et les règles de la tragédie grecque? Quel mythe est à l'origine du drame d'Electre ? Quelle est l'originalité de Giraudoux par rapport aux célèbres dramaturges que furent Eschyle, Sophocle ou Euripide? I. Naissance de la tragédie A. Origines religieuses du théâtre La tragédie est née à […]

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