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Toucher l'autre sur scène: corps en contact dans les comédies de Plaute

Abstract : Touching the others on stage : bodies in contact in Plautus’ Comedies. Key words : Plautus – latin theatre – comedy – kiss – embracing - blows - violence There is a wide variety of dramatic situations that may bring a character of a plautinian comedy to touch one of his partners during the play. These communication situations are framed by a dialogue which gives them a specific meaning. Physical contact often involves an attempt of moral, social, sexual dominance. The variants highlight the ambivalence of these scenes and place emphasis on the numerous possibilities of diversion of ordinary situations. In this context, dialogue plays a major role in placing violence at a distance through derealization, that results from excess and humorous discrepancy.
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Marie-Hélène Garelli. Toucher l'autre sur scène: corps en contact dans les comédies de Plaute. Gaïa - Revue interdisciplinaire sur la Grèce archaïque, ELLUG, 2017, Toucher le corps dans l'Antiquité, p. 109-121. ⟨hal-02093901⟩



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