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A Study of Literary Value in Dramatic Ballet - Focusing on John Cranko’s Onegin -

  • The Korean Journal of Dance Studies
  • Abbr : KRSDS
  • 2021, 83(3), pp.71-88
  • DOI : 10.16877/kjds.83.3.202109.71
  • Publisher : The Korean Society for Dance Studies
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Dance
  • Received : August 9, 2021
  • Accepted : August 27, 2021
  • Published : September 30, 2021

Chang, Su Jin 1

1성균관대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of the study is to explore the literary value in John Cranko’s Onegin. Onegin, one of the well-known Cranko’s dramatic ballets, was created to ballet work based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel Eugene Onegin. The study examines the literary value, based on the six factors of drama in Aristoteles’s Poetic. ‘Plot’, the plots were revealed in Act 3, at the beginning, middle, and end. ‘Character’, it was described well as the novel characters. ‘Thought’ expressed Pushkin’s belief in love and friendship, and Cranko expressed Ballet D’action idea. ‘Diction’, the character’s personalities were described through the movement and mime of the dancer in ballet. The ‘spectacle’ expressed the situation of the times on the stage through the stage background, lighting, props, and costumes. ‘Music’ heightened the emotions and atmosphere suitable for the scene, further emphasizing the dramatic part. This study proves the Onegin is significantly meaningful in the literary value.

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