Designing memory as an identity search: artistic intentions of Borys Grinchenko, the playwriter

Вірченко, Тетяна Ігорівна (2019) Designing memory as an identity search: artistic intentions of Borys Grinchenko, the playwriter Вісник Житомирського державного університету імені Івана Франка (2 (90)). pp. 7-14. ISSN 2076-6173

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The article analyzes the dramaturgy of Borys Grinchenko in terms of identity construction. The concept of memory was comprehended as a way of asserting human identity. It has been noted that obliviousness is a challenge that an actor may endure in order to preserve their identity. The study takes into account the existing typology of memory: personal-autobiographical and social-collective. In addition, the study considered three levels of memory and identity interaction: cognitive, behavioral, and emotional. The purpose of the research is to distinguish artistic way of constructing memory by the playwright in search of identity based on Borys Grinchenko's dramas and outline constructed identity models. The typological and the receptive methods were used to achieve this goal. Based on the theoretical foundations in the study, the analysis presents the most expressive characters, such as Martha, Pavel Levchuk ("Getting cloudy"), Lydia and Pavel Karbovsky ("On a new way"), Amin, Dmitry, Helen ("Glowing stars"), Yakima, Vasilyn ("Steppe Guest"). B. Grinchenko argues that a person with a stable identity is more prone to forgive a relative (a tribal memory) than an enemy. The choice made during the test of good and evil contributes to the ultimate revealing of identity. To highlight a lasting identity, the playwright uses a technique of contrast.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: play; dramaturgy; memory; identity; Boris Grinchenko
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет української філології, культури і мистецтва > Кафедра української літератури, компаративістики і грінченкознавства
Depositing User: Професор Тетяна Ігорівна Вірченко
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2020 10:05
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2020 10:05

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