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Volume 33, Number 2 (2012)

Monodrame, récit de vie et théâtre post-identitaire de l'Ouest canadien1

May 24, 2013


If, in the Francophone communities of Eastern Canada, family dramas and large-scale productions prevail, in Western Canadian communities, monodramas dominate. The monodramatic form privileged by these Francophone artists is representative of a marginality (exiguïté) specific to this region that inscribes itself in three ways: the conditions of production, the themes and the form of the monodrama. The modalities of this marginality are intimately negotiated between the artist and the audience. If the themes evolve with the passage from identity-based to post-identity theatre, the form of the monodrama remains as the ultimate trace of marginality.