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La vie est un songe
Tuesday 28 April 2020 - 20:00Palais des Festivals et des Congrés - Théâtre Debussy
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PrésentationWhen Basilio, King of Poland, is told of the prophecy that the kingdom would fall under the reign of his son Segismundo, he puts the child to sleep and imprisons him. However, at the twilight of his life, the overlord offers him a chance to succeed him if he passes the test he has devised.
With this masterpiece from the golden age of Spanish theatre, written in 1635, Clément Poirée has created a baroque and sophisticated piece of elegant complexity, illuminated by masterful stage setting: an epic piece that takes on mythological tale in which we ceaselessly fluctuate between tragedy and burlesque, dream and reality. In a dream-tinged atmosphere in the heart of the plays on light and smoke, it questions individual destiny, free will, the passage into adulthood, temptation to tyranny and the agonies of vengeance.
In a theatrical setting of hypnotizing appearance and to an inch-perfect tempo, inspired actors highlight all the philosophical and political range of an emblematic text.
Les Échos: The two and a half hours that the show lasts pass like lightning. Life is good when the theatre is a dream.
De la Cour au Jardin: Clément Poirée has adapted and staged Calderón with a wild rigor, brute force and at the same time a real and subtle finesse.
Figaroscope: Clément Poirée intelligently stages Life is a Dream and directs eight very inspired actors…