“Dramatika” is the very first Lithuanian book thoroughly representing the evolution of drama and examining the process of creating a drama narrative. This book encompasses the issues of drama’s composition, style and fundamental structural elements.
Narrative construction trends in contemporary dramaturgy are also studied in this monograph by analysing over a hundred works by modern dramaturgs. The texts analysed in the book are understood as a complete whole of stories and ideas, where special attention is focused on the character’s spoken expression and its forms. Understanding that it is important to analyse new examples of Lithuanian dramaturgy and to compare them to trends in foreign drama, the author of the book also researches the texts of contemporary Lithuanian playwrights.
In the monograph Gabrielė Labanauskaitė managed to bind the levels of theoretical and practical research: provided insights are being verified or illustrated with particular dramatic solutions right on the spot.
Theathrologist Jurgita Staniškytė comments that the chosen way of constructing the text is helpful to a reader, because it highlights the concepts of drama theory, illustrates their meanings and serves as source of information, which explains the creative tools of contemporary drama, unveils and clarifies the conflicted forms of a modern drama narrative and and indicates their historic continuity.
Monograph “Dramatika” is innovative for its multifaceted application of the author’s experience-methodology on dramas she is creating herself. The author also highlights that even though Lithuania has longžstanding theatre traditions, there was and still is the lack of attention to theatre dramaturgy and a professional analysis of its works.
Inspiration to write a book came not only from the scientific British Library books read at one of the largest libraries in the world, but also the lack of such literature in Lithuania. The author’s personal quest to find answers to questions regarding contemporary dramaturgy, writing texts for the stage, participating in stage productions, discussions and workshops have all contributed to the contents of this monograph.
📖 Monography “Dramatika” with the authograph can be purchased directly from the author Gabrielė Labanauskaitė → [email protected]