Myth and Tragedy. Anthropopoietic Purposes of Mythic Discourse in the Dramatic Context. In the early 1960s, in his Translator Note to Aeschylus Oresteia, Pier Paolo Pasolini wrote: "The meaning of the tragedies of Orestes is only, exclusively, political". If we think of the political as that which is inherent to the polis, the profound truth of such a statement lies in the very folds of the mythical language and its tragic texture. The aim of this contribution is to demonstrate how, from an emic point of view, through the skillful decomposition and recompositing of images and thematic nuclei inherited from tradition and projected onto the background of a framework dotted with references to ritual and social realities familiar to the audience, the tragedian actualizes the narrated in a paradigmatic account of the political path of selfconstruction of the social self, entrusting the outcomes to well calculated discursive strategies founded on the perlocutionary and performative force of the dramatic speech.

Mito e tragedia. Finalità antropopoietiche del discorso mitico nel contesto drammatico / Giuseppina Paola Viscardi. - In: HISTORIA RELIGIONUM. - ISSN 2035-5572. - STAMPA. - 15:(2023), pp. 81-109. [10.19272/202304901006]

Mito e tragedia. Finalità antropopoietiche del discorso mitico nel contesto drammatico

Giuseppina Paola Viscardi
2023

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Myth and Tragedy. Anthropopoietic Purposes of Mythic Discourse in the Dramatic Context. In the early 1960s, in his Translator Note to Aeschylus Oresteia, Pier Paolo Pasolini wrote: "The meaning of the tragedies of Orestes is only, exclusively, political". If we think of the political as that which is inherent to the polis, the profound truth of such a statement lies in the very folds of the mythical language and its tragic texture. The aim of this contribution is to demonstrate how, from an emic point of view, through the skillful decomposition and recompositing of images and thematic nuclei inherited from tradition and projected onto the background of a framework dotted with references to ritual and social realities familiar to the audience, the tragedian actualizes the narrated in a paradigmatic account of the political path of selfconstruction of the social self, entrusting the outcomes to well calculated discursive strategies founded on the perlocutionary and performative force of the dramatic speech.
2023
Mito e tragedia. Finalità antropopoietiche del discorso mitico nel contesto drammatico / Giuseppina Paola Viscardi. - In: HISTORIA RELIGIONUM. - ISSN 2035-5572. - STAMPA. - 15:(2023), pp. 81-109. [10.19272/202304901006]
Giuseppina Paola Viscardi
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