Det engagerende teater, mellem religion, etik og politik - en analyse af Christian Lollikes "Nathan (uden titel)"

Maiken Brøndum Ravn

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This present paper poses the question about the connection between the idiom and the commitment in the drama “Nathan (no title)” (2007) by the Danish dramatist Christian Lollike. It also asks what kind of commitment the drama represents. The paper deals with the problem of idiom and commitment through an analysis of the drama and a discussion of the political theatre and the social world today. The theories used for the analysis of the drama, is firstly, the models for dramatic forms by Janek Szatkowksi that helps to characterise the idiom of the drama. This theory deals specifically with the drama and is also used in the discussions of the commitment. The second theory has to do with different forms of intertextuality by Anker Gemzøe and lastly, the third theory used in the analysis is about the theory of reader response by Wolfgang Iser. The analysis proposes that “Nathan (no title)” is a modern play that matches with the complex interfering form of Szatkowski which means that it deals with voices, motifs etc. to create a discussion of values. The analysis also shows that the intertextuality in “Nathan (no title)” is an intended intertextuality that both connect to the idiom and the commitment. The recipient is important to show the effect and function of the drama which means the recipient is more committed. The drama operates between the three discourses: religion, ethics, and politics. The last chapter is a discussion in which I have tried to find out what kind of commitment the drama points towards. The discussion is based on the analysis of “Nathan (no title)” and different theoretical aspects of commitment in political theatre. The discussion also involves the book “Return of the authority” by Lilian Munk Rösing which presents the discussion with perspectives of the social world. The paper draws the conclusion that the connection between the idiom and the commitment is very important which shows in various ways. The connection for example is shown in the focus on the recipient. It also is represented in the focus on language, motifs and voices. The paper further concludes that the commitment of “Nathan (no title)” is between a political, religious and an ethic commitment. The ethic commitment in “Nathan (no title)” is dominating the work. The works of Christian Lollikes is often both a political and ethic commitment which shows more or less directly in his various works, while the religious commitment is specific for “Nathan (no title)”.

UddannelserDansk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato14 mar. 2008
VejledereAnne Birgitte Ricard


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