The draft: Rewriting conflict in Yasmina Reza's Le dieu du carnage

Andrea Jonsson

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Abstract

This article repositions Amanda Giguere's thesis that "characters exist in a world where language fails," arguing that the dramatic tension throughout Yasmina Reza's play, Le dieu du carnage (2007) hinges on more than misunderstandings of speech and that writing succeeds where the spoken word has failed. The draft, defined in three distinct ways shows how Reza emphasizes writing in order to both charge the written word with an ephemeral perlocutionary quality and highlight how the spoken word can mimic print.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-73
Number of pages16
JournalCincinnati Romance Review
Volume39
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

Keywords

  • Drafting
  • Language
  • Performance
  • Reza
  • Signature

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