Keywords: drama, postmodern drama, Shakespearean drama, comparative aspect, a postmodern character, a Shakespearean character, language means.


 The article is focused on the similarities and differences in language means in postmodern drama and Shakespearean drama. It deals with the development of drama in the sixteenth century till  the twentieth century. The aim of this article is to investigate characters and language means in the drama world and to compare them to those of the contemporary drama and the drama of the Renaissance.


Adorno, T. W. (1961). Trying to Understand Endgame. New German Critique, No. 26. [in English].
Albee, E., Kolin, P. C. (1988). Conversations with Edward Albee. Jackson and London: University Press of Mississippi. [in English].
Albert, V., Babelyuk, O., Koliasa, O. Language Means of Revealing Postmodern Sensibility in English Literary Text. DOI: 10.23856/2811, DOI: 0000-0001-5301-480X. [in English].
Astro, A. (1990).Understanding Samuel Beckett. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press. [in English].
Babelyuk, O. (2015). Poetics of spontaneousness in postmodern narrative. Writings in Romance-Germanic Philology, Vol. 1(34), 15-24. [in Ukrainian].
Babelyuk, O. (2016). Translation of postmodern artistic text: balancing between certainty and uncertainty. Scientific Journal of Chernivtsi University, Vol. 11-12, Part 1, 20-24. [in Ukrainian].
Babelyuk, O. (2017). Culture Strategy in Translating Postmodern Literary Text. Scientific Journal of Polonia University, 22(3), 23-26. [in English].
Babelyuk, O. (2018). Creating A Psychological Portrait Of A Postmodern Character In English Literary Text. Odessa linguistic journal, No. 11. DOI: 10.32837/2312-3192-2018-11-3-1.1. [in English].
Bernacki, M., Pawlus, M. (1999). Słownik gatunków literackich. Bielsko-Biała: PPU Park. [in Polish].
Bradby, D. (1991). Modern French Drama: 1940-1990. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. [in English].
Cronin, A., Cronin, I. (1999). Samuel Beckett: the last modernist. New York: Da Capo Press. [in English].
Denton, J. S. (1877). The System of Shakespeare’s Dramas. Saint Louis: G. T. Jones and Company. [in English].
Edwards, P. (2001). William Shakespeare, in: Rogers, P. The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press. [in English].
Esslin, M. (1961). The Theatre of the Absurd. Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company. [in English].
Esslin, M. (1965). Introduction to “Absurd Drama”, in: Adamov, A., Albee, E., Arrabal, F., Esslin, M., Ionesco, E. Absurd Drama. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. [in English].
Federman, R., Graver, L. (1997). Samuel Beckett: The Critical Heritage. London and New York: Routledge. [in English].
Geyh, P., Leebron, F. G., Levy, A. (1997). Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology. Boston, MA: W. W. Norton & Company. [in English].
Greenblatt, S. (1988). Shakespearean Negotiations. The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England. Berkeley. Los Angeles: University of California Press. [in English].
Hassan, I. (1987). The Postmodern Turn: Essays in Postmodern Theory and Culture. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press. [in English].
Hinden, M. (1986). After Beckett: The Plays of Pinter, Stoppard, and Shepard. Contemporary Literature. Fall, 27(3), 408. [in English].
Kane, L. (1984).The language of silence: on the unspoken and the unspeakable in modern drama. Rutberford, Madison,Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, London and Toronto: Associated University Presses. [in English].
Lamont, R. C. (1993). Ionesco's imperatives: the politics of culture. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. [in English].
Lewis, A. (1966). The Theatre of the 'Absurd' – Beckett, Ionesco, Genet. The Contemporary Theatre: The Significant Playwrights of Our Time. London: Crown Publishers. [in English].
Madsen, D. (1995). Postmodernism: A Bibliography. Amsterdam, Atlanta, Georgia: Rodopi. [in English].
Mankovskaya, N. (2009). Phenomenon of Postmodernism. Artistic-Aesthetic Aspect. Moscow - Saint- Petersbourg: Universitetskaya kniga. [in Russian].
Pitcher, J. (2001). Tudor Literature, in: Rogers, P. The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press. [in English].
Sikorska, L. (2002). An Outline History of English Literature. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Poznańskie. [in Polish].
Silverstein, M. (1993). Harold Pinter and the language of cultural power. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, London, Cranbury, New York: Associated University Presses. [in English].
Szent-Györgyi, A. (1972). Dionysians and Apollonians. Science 176 (4038). DOI: 10.1126/science.176.4038.966. [in English].
Womack, P. (2006). English Renaissance Drama. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. [in English].
Zbierski, H.(1988). William Shakespeare. Warszawa: Wiedza Powszechna. [in Polish].

Abstract views: 358
PDF Downloads: 143
How to Cite
Babelyuk, O., & Więcek, A. (2019). LANGUAGE MEANS IN POSTMODERN DRAMA AND SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA: COMPARATIVE ASPECT. Scientific Journal of Polonia University, 35(4), 79-85.