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Butterworth’s poetics of absence

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The Theatre of Jez Butterworth Jez Butterworth believes in ghosts. The distinctive quality of a number of his plays-The Night Heron, The Winterling and, particularly, The River-precisely hinges around the fusion of naturalism and of the uncanny in a way that both recalls and reorients Pinter's heritage towards more mythical ends. Whereas the sense of 'menace' is undoubtedly the soil on which they thrive, Butterworth's characters strive to escape the restrictions of their individual existences and connect with the 'larger than life' 1 patterns of mythical heroes..

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hal-03377304 , version 1 (14-10-2021)

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Élisabeth Angel-Perez. Butterworth’s poetics of absence. The Theatre of Jez Butterworth, 2015, 978-1322497518. ⟨hal-03377304⟩
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