FROM STORY TO TEXT, FROM TEXT TO STAGE: STEFAN ZWEIG AND FEAR
ÖYKÜDEN METNE, METİNDEN SAHNEYE: STEFAN ZWEİG VE KORKU

Author : Tuğçe Mine AKTULAY ÇAKIR - Asena YILDIRIM
Number of pages : 139-154

Abstract

The reason as to why adapted texts which are based on a known piece of art in theatre preferred is because these make audience curious and attract their attention. From writers' or the directors' perspective, the characters being already existed in an adapted work is a respectively facilitating situation. This is because the story is ready. Nowadays, it is possible to see many successful art works that are based on a popular novel or a story. An Austrian writer, Stefan Zweig is an example of this. Readers think of Zweig as "one of us" and appreciate him accordingly due to his fluent style, character analysis and him being an anti-war, an optimist and a humanist . Given that it has been 70 years since his death, according to the Law on Intellectual Art Works, the legal copy right restrictions are no longer in force and therefore his works have been started to be republished by many publishers again. Turkey's first copy right agency, Onk Agency, included a theatre text named "Fear" which is based on Elodie Menant's adaption to its structure and the premier of the play was put on a stage by Alt Sahne in 2018. In this article, the writer's story named "Fear" and its adapted play script will be analysed. In terms of research methods, literature review and text analysis will be carried out; the characters will be evaluated based on the following concepts within Frued's psychoanalytic theory: dream, shame and guilt.

Keywords

Stefan Zweig, Elodie Menant, Freud, Fear, Theatre

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