Extrait : "LES DAMES, au clavecin, parlant toutes à la fois, et riant comme des folles. Elle manque tous les bémols. — C'est un scandale ! — Je prends la basse. — Un, deux ! — Harpe ! — La. la !... — Pédale ! BOMBELLES, à Thérèse. C'est vous ? THÉRÈSE. Bonjour, Monsieur de Bombelles. UNE DAME, au clavecin. Mi... sol. THÉRÈSE. J'entre comme lectrice, aujourd'hui. UNE AUTRE DAME, au clavecin. Le bémol ! THÉRÈSE. Et grâce à...
Dava Sobel’s thoughtful play brings to life the story of Nicolaus Copernicus, the Renaissance astronomer and mathematician who proposed the heliocentric model of the universe in which the Sun stands at the center. Plagued by self-doubt and threatened by religious censure, Copernicus resisted the publication of his work until just before his death in 1543. The play follows Copernicus in those final years as he works to complete his research with...
Translates the classic French story of the master swordsman whose unpleasant appearance prevents him from courting the beautiful woman with whom he has fallen in love. This acclaimed adaptation for the stage by Anthony Burgess has garnered such reviews as: "Emotional depth Rostand himself would surely have envied...Burgess' extravagant verse keeps its contours, yet trips off the tongue almost as though it were contemporary speech."--London Times.
Set in France in 1640, Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beautiful Roxanne. She, however, loves another man - Christian, who is quite handsome himself. Cyrano, being his chivalrous self, sets up an innocent deception with Christian, which unfortunately yields tragic results!