Populating the Dramatic Universe Through Names
The proper name is an almost universal feature of Western theater. With the exception of certain experimental plays — those of Beckett, most obviously —, theater typically makes use of proper names both to designate embodied characters who appear on stage and to refer to someone who never appears, and who is thus a purely linguistic presence.
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Ekstein, N. (2019). Populating the dramatic universe through names. Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature, 46(90), 133-164.
Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature