Female figure in the dramatic structure of the Polish trilogy plays by Patricia Suárez
The article concerns the works of Patricia Suárez, the action of which is set in stage or virtual space related to Poland in the first three decades of the 20th century. The central theme of these plays is human trafficking, in this case sexual trafficking of young, mainly Jewish women being in desperate straits in Poland or Russia, lured and forced to work in the brothels of Argentina.
Instead of historical, social or moral issues, this dissertation aims especially at presenting the female figure from the perspective of its function in the dramatic structure. From the taxonomy of female figures, the article moves on to the analysis of these figures in their semantic and pragmatic sense. Their mode of existence (virtual or stage), the processes and the ways of their creation from the reader’s/spectator’s point of view are taken into consideration (form of presentation: physical description, personal life, actions and interpersonal relations). The syntactic and functional aspects of the female figures are analysed as well. In the conclusion, the place of the female figure in the ideological structure of the play is examined.