“I never could find the difference between comedy and tragedy. The comedy is the intuition of the absurd, it seems more hopeless than tragic.” – Ionesco
In the most of his dramatic compositions, and especially in “The King Dies”, Ionesco processes tragedy from a new philosophical perspective and fusions it with the principles and characteristics of a modern theater piece. We admit that “King dies” is a “parody of classical tragedy” – it bears all tragic elements, but in biased composition. It is a cross-genre piece that tracks the development of theater within time. The work is an exploration of Solipsism – a philosophical stance accordingly to which only the individual consciousness exists. In a broader sense, this point of view denies the epistemological vision of the rest of the world, including the humanity, which appears to be just a creation of one’s mind and imagination. Solipsism takes the view of the outside world and their own minds can not be known, and therefore can not exist outside the mind.
The hall is full; the clock is ticking and the artists are waiting to come up on stage. They will play their part in a particular order. There will be dancing, singing, amusement. They are supposed to act collectively, but in the same time are divided by their contradictory language and behavior. There is no metaphysics, no order and law. No-one is purely happy and satisfied and no-one knows the reason why. Pretty much a description of the modern society, isn’t it?
There is no real tragedy cause nothing is actually inevitable and no one is force to submit to a higher institution. Instead, it is a great resembles of how hilarious, absurd and mocking life can be.
Tasks and achievements: Stage and Costume Design, Make up and Photography
May 10, 2018