Etudes Epistémè

1 - 2002 - Tony Gheeraert

> Retour au sommaire
> Télécharger l'article pdf

Tony Gheeraert: La catharsis impensable dans la théorie classique de la tragédie et sa mise en cause par les moralistes augustiniens, p. 104


Although many critics have long thought reason is the main characteristic of French neo-classicism, seventeenth-century theoreticians thought that the members of the audience should renounce their reason in order to get pleasure and benefit from the performance of a tragedy: only the staging of violent passions allowed a tragic catharsis possible, purified their hearts and gave a noble purpose to the play.

Augustinian moralists were concerned about this furor which was inseparable from tragic pleasure; they refused the notion of catharsis and considered the plays as contagious diseases which roused uncontrollable passions and infected the soul.

Article complet au format PDF
(N.B. Si la fenêtre ci-dessous ne s'ouvre pas correctement, vous pouvez malgré tout accéder à l'article: il vous suffit de le récupérer en cliquant sur l'icône "Télécharger les articles" située tout en haut de la page.)