THE CODES OF JEAN GENET'S RITUAL THEATRE
Keywords:Jean Genet, “Maids”, imaginary murder, unreal world, theatrical costume, ritual play, symbolic characters
The compliance of Genet's ritual theater with the aesthetic views is mainly expressed in the plays “The Blacks” and “The Screens”. The rituals of Jean Genet's plays, which include elements of ancient theater thoroughly designed and modified in a modern style, are dramatic means of transforming the performance into illusion, as well as the characters into symbols and creating an aesthetic theatrical world; at the same time they present the social, psychological and moral aspects of the characters, solve self-awareness and moral-philosophical problems.
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