Literary portrayals of the elderly artists in tina howe’s coastal disturbances: four plays

Гайдаш, Анна Владиславівна (2017) Literary portrayals of the elderly artists in tina howe’s coastal disturbances: four plays Studia Philologica (Філологічні студії) : зб. наук. пр. (8). pp. 92-98. ISSN 2311-2425

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Abstract

Considering increased average life expectancy, the  world-wide demographical crisis and discrimination of the elderly, the article studies strategies of aging and various forms of adaptation to changes in late adulthood in fiction. The goal of the study is examination of representations of the fictional elderly artists in a collection of  plays by  Tina Howe (1989). The  author of  the article analyzes the  interaction of  art and late adulthood in  Museum, Painting Churches and Coastal Disturbances. Contemplation of  art and involvement into artistic activities help establish positive images of aging in three dramas. Life review fragments, discourse of death drive, discussion of  elderly suicide and self-stereotyping are defined as  gerontological markers of  aging. The  plays in question build an ambivalent solidarity-conflict model between aging parents and adult child. The involvement into artistic activities becomes a way to cope with aging in lives of the elderly characters.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aging; elderly, Tina Howe; comedies; art; gerontological markers;
Subjects: Articles in journals > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Institutes > Інститут філології > Кафедра германської філології
Depositing User: Валерій Смуров
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 07:03
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 07:03
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/19873

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