Chapter 4. Bergamasco on Stage: Poetry and Theater

  1. Jillian R. Cavanaugh

Published Online: 1 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308273.ch4

Living Memory: The Social Aesthetics of Language in a Northern Italian Town

Living Memory: The Social Aesthetics of Language in a Northern Italian Town

How to Cite

Cavanaugh, J. R. (2009) Bergamasco on Stage: Poetry and Theater, in Living Memory: The Social Aesthetics of Language in a Northern Italian Town, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308273.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 FEB 2009

Book Series:

Book Series Editors:

  1. James M. Wilce PhD

Series Editor Information

  1. Northern Arizona University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168823

Online ISBN: 9781444308273

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Keywords:

  • Bergamasco on stage - poetry and theater;
  • Bergamasco poetry recitals and theater performances - ostensibly “saving” or revitalizing Bergamasco;
  • saving Bergamasco – keeping it spoken and understood and reveled in;
  • experiencing Bergamasco poetry first-hand;
  • Yemeni poetry - speech act or genre and culture emerging from communicative action;
  • poetry as cultural revitalization - Paolo's poetry valued for provoking poignant contemplation of past;
  • contextualizing poetry;
  • theater as revitalization activity;
  • theater and poetry as pragmatic genres;
  • Bergamasco poetry recitations and play performances - co-existing with dominant or “high” cultural norms as language activists

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Experiencing Bergamasco Poetry First-hand

  • Why I Mé Pé?

  • Poetry Performed

  • Poetry as Cultural Revitalization

  • Contextualizing Poetry

  • “La Zét D'Öna Ólta”: The People of Long Ago

  • Characterizing Bergamasco Dialect Theater

  • Theater as a Revitalization Activity

  • Theater and Poetry as Pragmatic Genres

  • Conclusion