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Szerző/Author: Enikő Sepsi (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Budapest)
E-mail: sepsi.eniko@kre.hu
Rövid életrajz/Bio: Enikő Sepsi is University Professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Budapest (dean of the Faculty between 2010 and 2019), Director of the Institute of Arts Studies and General Humanities, Director of the Benda Kálmán College of Excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences, Series Editor, Károli Könyvek (Károli Books), guest professor and research fellow in foreign institutions (Sorbonne, ENS de Paris, EPHE, Lyon 3, Université de Lille, Paris XII). She holds a PhD from Sorbonne University and a habilitated doctor degree from Pázmány Péter Catholic University. Research areas: modern and contemporary theatre and poetry, religious studies, translation. Awards: Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques (2010), Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit (2022).
How to cite:
Theatron, Vol. 16. No. 4. (2022): 107–117.
Cím/Title (ENG): Poetic Rituality in Contemporary Hungarian Theatre. An Overview

In order to describe the different connections between the poetic text and the ritual executed on stage, in addition to the remarks and insights of the well-known authors (Richard Schechner, Erika Fischer-Lichte), the present study uses the relevant points of the Bielefeld-based researchers, Wolfgang Braungart and Saskia Fischer, who have both worked on formulating the concept of poetic rituality. The concept of poetic rituality refined in my previous works[labjegyzet] Enikő Sepsi, Poetic images, Presence and the Theatre of Kenotic Rituals (London – New York: Routledge, 2021); Johanna Domokos – Enikő Sepsi, eds., Poetic Rituality in Theatre and Literature (Budapest – Paris: L’Harmattan – Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem, 2020).[/labjegyzet] is a useful guide because it makes contemporary performances accessible. Among the Hungarian writers, poets, and directors we highlight some works of Attila Jász, Sándor Halmosi, János Pilinszky, Ottó Tolnai, János Térey, András Visky, and Attila Vidnyánszky, stating that the number of chapters on the history of Hungarian theatre dealing with the interaction of theatre and poetry is meager in the Hungarian reception.

Keywords: poetry, rite, poetic rituality, contemporary Hungarian theatre, Attila Jász, Sándor Halmosi, János Pilinszky, Ottó Tolnai, János Térey, András Visky, Attila Vidnyánszky.