Philosophy of Dramatisation in the Context of Art Interaction in W. S. Maugham’s Novels
Keywords:dramatization, novel, art, ekphrasis, W.S.Maugham, points of view
The present study deals with the novel dramatization in the context of the synthesis of the art in the literature of the 20th century. The changes in the literary text caused by introducing a new pictorial and expressive technique are given. The use of pictorial and theatrical ekphrasis in Maugham’s novels was analysed. W. S. Maugham’s novels are considered through the prism of his theatrical experience. The paper attempts to interpret his poetics of dramatization as a way out of the epic and the creation of a qualitatively new multi-plate and multifaceted phenomenon.
At the narrative level, there is an interruption in the integrity of the story. Vertical layers add a horizontal plan for the development of the plot, and the subjective structure has changed at the level of inclusion of several storytellers. The study revealed that the connotations to paintings and plays increase the effect of descriptiveness and enrich expressive, emotional, and sensual perception. The method of “points of view” is used to overcome the plane of description and move to the sphere of the display. The clash of diverse “points of view” and their filtering by the dominant “point of view” of the narrator increases the dramatization influence.
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