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Semantics of Space in Ranko Marinković’s Glorija

Ivan Trojan orcid id ; Sveučilište J. J. Strossmayera u Osijeku, Filozofski fakultet, Osijek, Hrvatska
Tatjana Ileš ; Sveučilište J. J. Strossmayera u Osijeku, Filozofski fakultet

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The paper examines the function and contrastiveness of space in Glorija by Ranko Marinković as possible sources of dramatic conflict. Three dimensions of spatial relations are seen as relevant: the ‘left-right’ contrast, the ‘upstage-downstage’ contrast and the ‘above-below’ contrast both on stage and off, as well as relations between
different scene settings. As Glorija is a miracle play in terms of genre, characteristics of medieval church presentation are present. The use of characters as well as spatial contrast in the creation of dramatic conflict sends a religious-didactic and moral message.
As this a crucial characteristic of this medieval genre, Glorija can justly be said to follow in the footsteps of dramatic conventions established in the Middle Ages.


function of space, Glorija, miracle play, semantics of space, medieval church presentations

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