Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Research in Humanities
The Ukrainian Modern Drama on The Chernobyl Catastrophe The case of plays by Pawlo Arje and Neda Nezdana
Kinga Anna Gajda
In the article, Chernobyl is shown as a Ukrainian synonym for the apocalypse. The Chernobyl disaster disrupted the biological order. It is also the destruction of the social, political and cultural order. This event prompted the playwrights to point out the subject of the process of self-awareness and the place of man in the new reality, especially in the reality of the zone, which can be treated as a metaphor for the culture of danger and salvation. This paper is a study of contemporary Ukrainian drama, which focuses attention on the issue of the Chernobyl catastrophe. Contemporary Ukrainian playwrights attempt to answer the question about existence, and about the human condition after Chernobyl. Two dramas are interpreted: a piece by Pawlo Arje titled at the beginning and at the end of the time and a text by Neda Nezdana Lost Fugitives. The playwrights who stand between the witnesses and the second generation attempt to create their narrative about the catastrophe.