The power of theatrical discourse in a Belgian production of The Glass MenageriePart of : Γράμμα : περιοδικό θεωρίας και κριτικής ; Vol.2, No.1, 1994, pages 111-118
Recent research has failed to elucidate fully the nature of the semiotic link between dramatic and performance texts. Through the reconstruction of a 1988 Brussels production of The Glass Menagerie, it is possible to obtain a better understanding of the relationship between the two texts. This production exemplifies the power of the director (manipulating performance text) in modifying our apprehension of the play's meaning (dramatic text). At times, the director forces us to engage in the process of interpretation, thus inscribing his theatrical style in the openness of postmodernism and creating metadramatic effects. This technique invites us to reinterpret The Glass Menagerie as a play closer to postmodernism than has been thought hitherto.
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