Ukrainian Intellectual Drama of the 2000s

Keywords: intellectual drama; intellectualization; drama genres; intellectual theater; Ukrainian literature.


In spite of the presence in contemporary scientific works, the terms ‘intellectual drama’ and ‘intellectual theater’ have blurred boundaries. The aim of the article is to identify productive genres and methods of intellectualization in Ukrainian drama of the 2000s. The category of genre was taken as the basis for material structuring. Genre analysis is combined with a poetics analysis of a literary work and an analysis of theatrical techniques that promote intellectualization. Regardless of the genre determined by a writer for a work, no matter what generation an author identifies himself with, the play-writers are common in the importance of keeping eye on the today’s world. But this does not condition the realism of the content of scripts or when performed on the stage. The study confirms that parable drama, intellectual and philosophical drama, biographical drama, drama of the absurd belong to the actual genres of intellectual drama. The synthesis of styles, arts, and acting provocations is dominated on the Ukrainian stage of the 2000s. Escalation of conflict is emphasized by means of special stage features (a moving platform, specific color or sound, etc.). The conflict of self-identification is among the variety of inner conflicts presented in plays.


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Author Biographies

Tetiana Virchenko, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Ukraine.

Dr. in Philology, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Ukraine.

Roman Kozlov, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Ukraine.

Dr. in Philology, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Ukraine.


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How to Cite
Virchenko, T., & Kozlov, R. (2021). Ukrainian Intellectual Drama of the 2000s. Amazonia Investiga, 10(38), 39-50.