La parole solitaire "conventionnelle" de Bernard-Marie Koltès
Iuvenilia Vol. XI/2009/1, pp. 203-214 DOI: 10.1556/Verb.11.2009.1.13
Keywords: monologue, soliloquy, Bernard-Marie Koltès, solitude, theatre play
Abstract: Monologues are considered to be key aspects of Koltès' plays. This paper aims to present themonologues and the triple-soliloquy in Le retour au désert (The Return to the Desert) (1988), which is a play less often analysed from this point of view. Anne Ubersfeld regards these monologues as too conventional compared to the forty-seven-page long soliloquy of La Nuit juste avant les forêts (The Night Just before the Forests) (1977) and the quasi-monologues of Quai Ouest (Quay West) (1985) and Roberto Zucco (1988).