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.
How to cite:
Theatron, Vol. 16. No. 4. (2022): 107–117.
Cím/Title (ENG): Poetic Rituality in Contemporary Hungarian Theatre. An Overview
Keywords: poetry, rite, poetic rituality, contemporary Hungarian theatre, Attila Jász, Sándor Halmosi, János Pilinszky, Ottó Tolnai, János Térey, András Visky, Attila Vidnyánszky.