Communication Model «Self-The Other» in the Theater of Eugene Grishkovets

This article focuses on the semiotic system of the theater of Grishkovets. The special attention is given to the communication model “Self — The other”. With two paradigms “Self — The body — The other” and “Self like body — for The other” in the theatrical text of Grishkovets, the author underlines that paradigm “Self — The other” is performed mainly in the presence of the storyteller — mono-hero — Grishkovets and the image “The other” on the stage. In the first paradigm “Self — The body — The other” the author analyses different types of the characters and relationships between these characters, considers that the model “Self — The body — The other” serves as a demonstration of strained relations of the characters between their inner and outer worlds. The second paradigm “Self like body — for The other” focuses on the crucial question of the deprivation of the self-identification of the heroes. The author gives the characteristics of the “Self” and “The other”, believes that the “Self” is served as the beyond-household and beyond-existential element, which belongs to the category of the present time and the future time. “The other” symbolizes the way the past experience is destructed, which represents the past time of the hero. In the end, the author concludes that the communication model “Self-The other” has a semiotic character of the stage embodiment, including the difference of the temporary parameter in one space: past-present-future.

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Code: 
82.25
DOI: 
10.21638/11701/spbu09.2017.402
Pages: 
525-532