A piece of far-fetched and fantastic

Art 17 July, 2017
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    A scene of the play Molière, Shakespeare and me.

    Louise Bourbonnais

    Monday, 17 July 2017 20:15

    Monday, 17 July 2017 20:15

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    The Theatre du Rideau Vert, which presents exceptionally one-piece summer, has not been afraid of ridicule. Far from a piece of theater conventional, the play Molière, Shakespeare, and me, the tone is one of the most badins, will appeal to those who like wacky, hare-brained and silly.

    Hard to marry the story and the comedy, because everything that has a historical aspect is usually serious. However, the author Emmanuel Reichenbach, to whom we owe the adaptation of the parts to be Untouchable, and That is what we did to God? held to achieve this feat. This piece was advertised unpretentious historical attempts, however, to tell a piece of our history in relationship with Ville-Marie, while making them laugh. Conclusion, the result is rather mixed. It’s mainly the characters in vaudeville who are in the buffoonery and the absurd situations that go in all directions which, in the end, lead us to a story that loses all credibility.

    In 1757, on the eve of the 115th anniversary of Ville-Marie, just before the british domination, a young author, Thomas Beaubien (Simon Beaulé-Bulman), was entrusted with the writing of a play. It is ordered by the clergy (Carl Béchard), and we wish, through the about the piece, take it to the master of the lordship (Roger La Rue). Little gifted for the writing, the author will be inspired by Molière and Shakespeare. Abuse of power and corruption of the time will be highlighted.

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    Among the nine actors on stage included the provision of Roger Street, which is doing well in the role of the master of the lordship, out of his usual register.

    As to the staging of Charles Dauphinais, it is original in this context an interesting history. The musical numbers have also been inserted, which adds to the tone cheerful ambient.

    Highlight the work of the costumes, sometimes extravagant, but nevertheless effective, which reminds us of our past too often forgotten.

    Molière, Shakespeare, and me, on display until 22 July at the Théâtre du Rideau Vert.