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Static Drama

Static Drama.  An invention that I have developed into the overall essence of my writing.  Its creation stems from Maurice Maeterlinck.  He is the recipient of the 1911 Nobel Prize in Literature; A successful playwright, poet & a leader symbolism of the arts.  For his plays, he preferred the performances of marionettes.  What is Static Drama?  How was it incorporated into the structure of his plays?  Maeterlinck claimed that actors should create something that did not express human emotions.  External factors were to be showcased via symbolism.  He would refer to his actors as “marionettes” (Hitchcock compared his to cattle).  This often gave the performance a building suspense

Maeterlinck claimed that actors should create something that did  express human emotions.  External factors were to be showcased via symbolism.  He would refer to his actors as “marionettes” (Hitchcock compared his to cattle).  This often gave the performance a building suspense relying solely on external forces.

Here’s a synopsis for his play Interior.

An Old Man and a Stranger appear outside of a house.  A Family can be seen inside through the windows.  The Old Man and Stranger have a disagreement over the proper way to inform the family regarding the death of one of their daughters.  As the crowd descends down the roadway with the body; the Old Man enters the house and can be seen through the windows relaying the news of the daughter.

It deals with death & anxiety.  In the play, the Girl is seen by the riverside.  Maybe she drowned or committed suicide?  The story never tells.

Maurice Maeterlinck

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