Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Phaedra today, varied and unique – The World

Le Monde | • Updated | By

Isabelle Huppert in & quot; Phedre (s) & quot; Wajdi Mouawad, Sarah Kane and J.M. Coetzee, directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski at the Odeon Theatre Europe from 17 March to 13 May 2016.

Who can, in the same evening, impressing with Wajdi Mouawad, tear with Sarah Kane, call Racine with tears, and laugh with JM Coetzee? Isabelle Huppert. The gods of the theater have examined her acting cradle, as we know. But there, in Phèdre (s) , it plays directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski, she reached the prodigy, being one and multiple, offering himself naked, becoming raging bitch luxury, royal wife, migrant thrown on the road, in an intellectual conference, stepmother and mother, murderous suicide, hanged, raped. When it all through, all exhausted, consumed everything, she looks at the room and said, smiling: “Thank you for your attention. “ The black grave at once: this is the end of Phèdre (s)

Read also:. Isabelle Huppert: “the theater is a robbery”

Whether you have understood everything that comes to play, it is not certain. That we have been seized, moved, shaken, overthrown, that’s obvious. And it is this fact that the representation leads to surrender, as Phaedra surrenders the desire she feels for Hippolytus, the son of her husband Theseus. A Phèdre (s) today, Krzysztof Warlikowski has required written by contemporary authors, Wajdi Mouawad, Sarah Kane and J. M.Coetzee. Plus Racine, which Isabelle Huppert plays an excerpt of the stage 5 of Act II. Taking the text, Thursday, March 17, opening night, where she had a memory lapse. But even this hole, she made theater. And she said Phaedra’s words in the manner of Rachel, who first, played the tragedy in the direction, not the verse.


“Fire” : how often do we hear? This is the word made flesh that Phèdre (s) . The explosion of desire, his birth, his recognition, his confession, his consumption, his crucifixion. Krzysztof Warlikowski exalts explores and implore, in a staging that opens with a steamy belly dance (Rosalba Torres Guerrero) and an Arab song denies Norah Krief, which is then found in Oenone, Phaedra’s confidante. Then Isabelle Huppert appears with his dark glasses and his blond wig; she is Aphrodite, goddess of love perhaps, but first “bitch luxury, bitch, a slut “, as she says

the tone is set. this is the one sex crying, stomach claiming, the unquenchable hunger for the union of bodies. That it is against nature, according to social conventions, in the case of Phaedra and Hippolytus, is less important than its necessity, that shook a cold fury, icy or howling staged by Krzysztof Warlikowski. Hell and magnificence are based here, in this room with high walls, the white box of desire, with a bed, a shower and a sink in which sometimes slips a room with glass walls (decorated Malgorzata Szczesniak).

Strip Club, off show: no absolution, naked update will be complete, final, lit (by Felice Ross) of oranges, fuchsias or rare sheer theater. Theseus will be seen there, Stanza, Oenone, two Hippolyte, a dog, a doctor, a priest, a lecturer. A multicultural distribution top flight that meets Alex Descas, Agata Buzek, Gael Kamilindi Norah Krief. Each has its strength, partition, its meat weight. Krzysztof Warlikowski does not let the side. They exist on a plateau that is an Olympus for Isabelle Huppert. She is transformed at the speed of light, it is phenomenal when she plays Sarah Kane. Varied and unique: a woman, and all Phaedra (s) are there. It will remain, and will remain for long in the memory.

Phèdre (s) , Wajdi Mouawad, Sarah Kane, J. M. Coetzee. Directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski. With Isabelle Huppert, Agata Buzek, Andrzej Chyra, Alex Descas, Gael Kamilindi Norah Krief, Rosalba Torres Guerrero. Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Place de l’Odéon, Paris 6 th . Such. January 44 85 40 40 Tuesday to Saturday at 20 pm, Sunday at 15 hours. Duration: 3 h 10 with intermission. Until May 13


No comments:

Post a Comment