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Nosrati R, Zahedi F. A Study of the Temporality of Narrative in Four Plays by Naghmeh Samini. LCQ. 2012; 4 (16) :85-104
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-4599-en.html
1- Ph.D. Student of Drama, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran
2- Assistant Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran
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The experience of time, like anything else in the world, can manifest itself in the text. Time is regarded as a structural element of the text. One characteristic of narrative is that time is considered as the main element of representation tool and the represented object. Therefore, time is described in the light of the chronological relationship between story and the representing text. By analyzing the time of the story and the time of the representing text, it can be concluded that in all the four plays of Naghmeh Samininarrative has two kinds of temporalities: the cyclic and the linear. The linear temporality gives a dramatic characteristic to the text, while the cyclic temporality gives an epic characteristic to the text. The cyclic temporality is always connected to a particular place and somehow reveals the feminine subjectivity governing the text. This study aims to show that when the linear temporality is dominant, the text is dramatic, and when the cyclic temporality is dominant, the text becomes narrative, while both temporalities exist in these four plays simultaneously.
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Article Type: practical | Subject: narratology|structuralism
Received: 2011/10/19 | Accepted: 2011/11/23 | Published: 2012/03/8

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