Δοκίμιο του Δρ. Ανθούλλη Δημοσθένους που επιχειρεί τον αποσυμβολισμό των γραπτών του Tennessee Williams.


Πρόκειται για το πρώτο ξενόγλωσσο βιβλίο που κυκλοφορεί από την Κάπα Εκδοτική. Στο οπισθόφυλλο, διαβάζουμε: «The aim of this booklet is to decode the allegories and symbols in the literary work of Tennessee Williams. There can be no doubt that Williams constructs an image of himself through his theatrical heroes and heroines. Val Xavier (Orpheus Descending), Lot (The Kingdom of Earth) and other Christ figure characters are just camouflaged projections of Williams’ life and times. The process of self sanctification involves his theatrical characters along with Christian hagiology and his own traumatic experiences. As a playwright he uses theatrical characters as a dramaturgical device and as a medium to expose his real self to his audience. In the context of this academic research, the author introduces a different artistic interpretation directing Williams words as religious dramas. “Sebastian and the cannibal” was an experimental performance based on liturgical and ceremonial customs. “The Angel in the Alcove” was a reflection of the earthly world as a calvinistic nightmare. “Cabeza de Lobo” was an allegory of the theme of Holy Eucharist. The vast majority of the scholars consider Tennessee Williams as an enemy of Christian Church and an immoral “pilgrim of flesh”. Was his homosexuality his lifestyle? Not at all. His homosexuality was his martyrdom. His plays are coded sermons in which Williams declares his faith in christian metaphysics».




Λίγα λόγια για τον συγγραφέα: Dr. Anthoullis Demosthenous studied History and Archaelogy (University of Athens). He has a Master’s degree in Byzantine Studies (University of Athens) and he is a PhD holder (University of the Aegean). The title of his PhD-thesis is “The imagined community of Byzantine Cyprus. The perception of Saint Neophytos the Recluse (1134-after 1214) and the testimony of the sources”. He published many books and articles on Byzantine culture and civilization. Dr. Demosthenous has a Master’s degree in Theatrical Studies (University of Athens). Since 2015 Demosthenous is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Theatrical Studies (University of Athens). The current title of his thesis is “A second place to dwell”: Religion, Symbols, Metaphysics and Tennessee Williams”.  He also attended courses in Scenic Art (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), in theatre directing (Sue Dunderdale, Fresh Target Theatre) and in musical theatre (Cyprus Theatrical Organization, George Rodosthenous). He directed several performances. His field of research is religious drama and American theatre.




Σχήμα: 12 εκ Χ 18 εκ, ISBN: 978-618-5191-27-6, Σελίδες: 80, Γλώσσα: Αγγλικά