"I do not believe!" as the motto of Stanislavsky and Vakhtangov. Semiotic notes on truth on the Theater Stage

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https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1980-4016.esse.2022.198587

Palavras-chave:

Theater, Truth, Veridiction, Theater stage, Fantastic realism

Resumo

The founder of the modern theater of the 20th century, Konstantin Stanislavsky, and his student Evgeny Vakhtangov, in rehearsals and in performances, implemented the principle: “as in life”. They believed that an actor should be on stage like a child. The latter, dropping the doll, may treat it like a wounded soldier and bandage it quite seriously. So, the actor must relate to untruth (the space of the stage). He must treat this “as if it were truth, that is, turn lies into truth” (VAKHTANGOV, 1918). We propose to consider examples of “truth theater” (school of experiencing, school of representation) through semiotic categories (veridictory modalities, engagement/disengagement), as well as through the prism of Lotman's semiotics of culture, and also ask the question what the truth on the theater stage is today.

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Biografia do Autor

Inna Merkoulova, State Academic University for the Humanities

Associate Professor, International Center for Semiotics and Intercultural Dialogue, State Academic University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia.

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2022-08-26

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Merkoulova, I. (2022). "I do not believe!" as the motto of Stanislavsky and Vakhtangov. Semiotic notes on truth on the Theater Stage. Estudos Semióticos, 18(2), 257-280. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1980-4016.esse.2022.198587