NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY OF ARTS, TAIWAN R.O.C.
CHUNGYU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, TAIWAN R.O.C.
AN ANALYSIS OF THE TEXTUAL SPACE IN DURRENMATT’S ‘ROMULUS THE GREAT’
In this study, the use of textual space in Romulus the Great by Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt will be discussed. How spaces are arranged in the text and what these spaces imply will be the focus. This study found that Dürrenmatt gives the textual space a form, a function, and a meaning. The scheming of the textual space, therefore, establishes a correspondence between the characters, the playwright, and the audience/readers.