V. I. LUKIN’S COMEDY "PRODIGAL, CORRECTED WITH LOVE" IN THE CONTEXT OF THE EUROPEAN AESTHETIC INNOVATIONS
Glembotskaya Yana Olegovna, Kuznetsov Il'ya Vladimirovich Novosibirsk State Theatre Institute
Abstract. The article considers the formation of the intermediate genre in the Russian dramaturgy of the 1760s. The study is based on V. I. Lukin’s comedy "Prodigal, Corrected with Love", which has not previously attracted researchers’ attention. Actually, the play was strongly influenced by D. Diderot’s aesthetic innovations. The authors show that considering revaluation of cultural values, V. I. Lukin’s comedy reinterprets the conflict of duty and passion developing within the realm of conscience. The paper concludes that the dominant motives of the play (a spiritless personage and parents’ authority) are in tune with the Russian literature of the XVII century.
Key words and phrases: Ä. Äèäðî, ñðåäíèé æàíð äðàìàòóðãèè, Â. Ëóêèí, "Ìîò, ëþáîâüþ èñïðàâëåííûé", êîíôëèêò, ñîâåñòü, ðàçóì, D. Diderot, intermediate dramaturgic genre, V. I. Lukin, "Prodigal, Corrected with Love", conflict, conscience, mind.
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