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Le spectacle de l'intime.


The sight of intimacy. Space and motion of speech in Seneca's Oedipus A study concerning the use of the spatial agreements as well as the internal stage directions in Oedipus shows that Seneca knows and respects the dramatical antique conventions (the ones of his model as well as those of the roman theatre). The comparison of the number, the place and the function of the stage directions in Sophocles'Oedipus tyrannus and Seneca's Oedipus shows that Seneca makes the choice of stage directions with an emotional value that points out, like " indications ", the scenes of exteriorization of Oedipus's inside monsters, when the stage directions which structu- red the scenes of questioning and of the progressive discovery of his culpability by the hero are neglected. Moreover Seneca stylizes the ritual exchanges prior to the dialogues, cancelling the connections of speech in the beginning of the scene : a stage direction at the end of the chorus transmits the speech to the hero and allows him to exteriorize his culpability, theatricalizing it.
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hal-00918771 , version 1 (14-12-2013)


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Marie-Hélène Garelli. Le spectacle de l'intime. : Espace et circulation de la parole dans l'Oedipe de Sénèque.. Vita Latina, 2013, 2013 (187-188), p. 164-177. ⟨hal-00918771⟩


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