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Title: La caverna de Josep Palau i Fabre (1952-1969): teatre versus al·legoria filosòfica per a representar i impedir el final tràgic i fosc del lluminós art de pensar. [WP]
Author: Gilabert Barberà, Pau
Keywords: Tradició clàssica
Mite de la caverna (Al·legoria)
Teatre català
Classical tradition
Palau i Fabre, Josep, 1917-2008
Plato's cave (Allegory)
Catalan drama
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: What is the use of performing the myth of the cave from book VII of the Republic by Plato? Josep Palau i Fabre, considers that, in Plato's dialogues, the speakers are mere instruments at the service of his dialectical goal. The aim of this article is to show how, by turning the myth into a tragedy and also by relying on Heraclitus's conflict or war of opposites, the playwright succeeds in favoring a sort of thought which is not one-sided or univocal. On the contrary, in Palau i Fabre's La Caverna, the tragic hero, that is, the released prisoner transformed by the light of Reality and finally killed by his "cavemates" -after having been imprisoned again and having tried to rescue them from their ignorance or shadows-, still leaves to them his powerful experience of the agonistikos thought, which might bear fruit in their life to come.
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Note: Versió en català del document publicat a: Anuari de Filologia. Antiqua et Medieualia (Anu. Filol. Antiq. Medieualia), 1/2011, pp. 27-42.
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