The philosophy of silence in the context of a stage action

UDC 792.07.378.147

Valerii Patsunov

Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Kyiv.

ORCID ID 0000-0002-9757-3651

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Keywords: non-verbal channels, zones of silence, dynamic pause, static pause, psychological pause.

Abstract. The article analyzes the nature of non-verbal human behavior. It reveals the non-verbal toolkit of the actor, its advantages over the verbal one and the main characteristics, i.e. organicity, staginess, informative richness and influence on the viewer. The antiscientific nature of the concept of verbal action and its destructive role in the organic process of the birth of a word are revealed.

The study reveals the leading role of directing in the creation of the non-verbal text of the show. It determines the role of stage “silence” as the most informative and influential actor and director’s tool for revealing the deep meanings of human characters, events and phenomena in the process of creating performances. The article emphasizes that it is the zones of silence, pauses, mise-en-scènes, the actor’s psychophysical and director’s staging constructions, and not literary texts, that broadcast the innermost meanings of spectacles, reveal the labyrinths of thoughts, intentions and feelings of the characters hidden behind dramatic texts, appealing to the imagination, fantasy and intuition of the viewer.

The main types and varieties of stage pauses and zones of silence are summarized.

The main provisions of the research are illustrated with non-verbal static and dynamic episodes from films and from works of theatrical art.

Author Biography.

Valerii Patsunov, Honored arts worker of Ukraine, Professor, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Kyiv.

v.patsunov@gmail.com

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Published:

Vol 20 No 2 (2021).

Section: APPLIED CULTURAL STUDIES AND CULTURAL PRACTICES.