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De la mimesis théâtrale à l’acteur-simulacre

Abstract : This article brings up the question of the differences between the theorisation of the actor in the Entretiens sur le Fils naturel on the one hand and the Paradoxe sur le comédien on the other, by conducting a comparative study with other aesthetic works of Diderot – mainly those on painting. This paper posits that Diderot constructs a complex roleplay theory which simultaneously considers its reception as a part of it. Thus, he elaborates a conception that differs from Plato’s mimésis, and focuses on the simulacra, the only concept that allows a similar mental picture to form in both the actor’s and the spectator’s interior eye.
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Guilhem Armand. De la mimesis théâtrale à l’acteur-simulacre. Lumières, Presses universitaires de Bordeaux, 2018, Diderot et les simulacres humains. Mannequins, pantins, automates et autres figures, 31, pp.67--82. ⟨hal-03330764⟩



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