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RE (VIEWING) THREE-DIMENSIONAL WORLD OF PAKISTAN’S FOLK THEATRE ARTIST IN SAEED’S FORGOTTEN FACES: A PSYCHOANALYTICAL CRITIQUE
Corresponding Author(s) : Amna Aziz
Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews,
Vol. 9 No. 3 (2021): May
Purpose of the study: This study contextualizes within the border of psychoanalytical perspective specifically focusing on Freud's theory of personality and Lacan’s module of the psyche to evaluate an artist’s mental state that how his/her mental state fluctuates.
Methodology: Bali Jatti is taken as an exemplary character to project the reality of being an artist. This analysis presents her three-dimensional world, real, theatrical, and psychological, to represent the challenges she faces as she opts to embrace the life of folk theatre. It explores her psychological life and the chaos in which she spends the rest of her life. It probes into social taboos and stigmas that are associated with her life that makes her a stereotypical icon.
Main Findings: This research concludes that the psychological world of folk theatre Bali is under the hegemonic supremacy of the other two worlds, real and theatrical. This diligent inquiry leads the reader through a steady stream of events of Bali's life which is taken as an exemplary character to project the reality of being an artist.
Applications of this study: This study provides guidelines to academia and probes into an exploration of the novel concept of Pakistan folk theatre and its artist's three-dimensional world.
Novelty/Originality of this study: From a theoretical perspective, this study provides important insights into literature by exploring the most demanding skills in folk theatre artists and their three-dimensional world that formulates their destiny and takes their journey of life from glory to demise.
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