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The Ghost Sonata Essay | Critical Essay #3

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Critical Essay #3

For me, a play does not consist in the description of the development of a story that would be writing a novel or a film. A play is a structure that consists of a series of states of consciousness or situations, which become intensified, grow more and more dense, then get entangled, either to be disentangled again or to end in unbearable inextricability.... All my plays have their origin in two fundamental states of consciousness: now the one, now the other is predominant, and sometimes they are combined. These basic states of consciousness are an awareness of evanescence and of solidity, of emptiness and of too much presence, of the unreal transparency of the world and its opacity, of light and of thick darkness.

An account of a play's structure in such terms will first of all indicate the theatrical functioning of such auditory and visual components of...

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