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標題: The Minimalist Language and Space in Samuel Beckett's Endgame
作者: 張喻斐
Chang, Yu-fei
關鍵字: minimalism
出版社: 外國語文學系所
摘要: 貝克特在他的荒謬劇場裡使用簡化主義,以詩意般的意境傳達最深遠的意義,展現和傳統戲劇非常不一樣的手法。他認為,傳統的戲劇敘事手法無法像簡化主義一樣可以完全表達人類的困境。因此,在《殘局》裡,他將語言和舞台簡化到最簡單的呈現。本論文第一章介紹簡化主義的意義以及貝克特如何將此手法現在《殘局》裡,並且解釋簡化主義如何導致貝克特的戲劇中人類的存在呈現一種「空無」的境界。第二章討論貝克特如何在《殘局》裡將語言的要素簡化到最簡單的單位。他用簡短的字及句子,甚至只是聲音或是沈默,表現簡化主義的精髓,表達最深沈的人類困境,以及人類所處的「空」境界。第三章,討論貝克特如何在《殘局》的舞台上呈現簡單的舞台意象,以及這些被簡化的舞台意象如何導致「空無」。第四章是第三章的延伸,在《殘局》裡,說故事是一項很重要的舞台意象。貝克特的人物在等待的過程中透過不斷說故事證明他們的存在;而透過極簡主義的手法,說故事變成一種沒有觀眾陪伴的獨白,而故事本身亦是無意義,無結局的重複。因此說故事的意象也傳達了貝克特荒謬劇的終極目標──人類存在於一個孤獨、「空無」的世界。
In his Theater of the Absurd, Samuel Beckett's use of minimalism is a brilliant and profound technique to present the poetic images on the stage. Instead of traditional narrative form, Beckett explores human condition by means of minimalism -- a technique in which the playwright reduces all the elements on the stage into their essential beings. Without articulating his purpose and the meaning he wants to express, Beckett presents only what the audience sees on the stage. The first chapter is an introduction which discusses what minimalism is, how it works in Beckett's theater, and how the use of minimalism in Beckett's Endgame leads to the state of emptiness. The second chapter is a discussion about how Beckett reduces language into its simplest way of use in Endgame. With the reduction of language to the simple words, simple sentence, sound, or even silence, Beckett explores much more meaning related to human existence than what the traditional narrative form can express. For Beckett, this reduction of language leads both his characters and his audience into a state of emptiness. The third chapter focuses on the discussion of the reduction of stage images in Endgame such as stage lighting, the body images of characters, the action of waiting and storytelling, etc. Beckett reduces his stage elements into a sense of poetic image, which for him is a way to emptiness as well as what the reduced language does. The fourth chapter is focused on the storytelling as a stage image. In Endgame the stories themselves told by the characters are reduced to an endless repetition of human action, and the storytelling itself is reduced to a state of soliloquy where there is no need of accompany or listener. This isolated image of human icon as a poetic image gives Beckett's audience a sense of irresistible loneliness in this empty world.
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