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Wiener Festwochen 2011: Rêve d’automne

26.05.2011 to 29.05.2011

Wiener Festwochen 2011: Rêve d’automne


Wiener Festwochen 2011: Rêve d’automne Wiener Festwochen 2011: Rêve d’automne

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sun, 29.05.2011
- 21.00 h
sat, 28.05.2011
fri, 27.05.2011
thu, 26.05.2011
19.00 h - 23.59 h

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Wiener Festwochen 2011

Rêve d\'automne - Dream of Autumn
Play / Paris / Première in the german-speaking region

Date: May 26 to 29, 19:00;
Discussion with the audience following the performance on May 27
Venue: Halle E
in french language with german supertitles

At Wiener Festwochen 2011, Patrice Chéreau will juxtapose two plays by Norwegian poet and playwright Jon Fosse: the well-known Rêve d\'automne in Paris (performed in French) and I Am the Wind, which he will stage in English at London\'s Young Vic.


Dream of Autumn, one of Fosse\'s best works, was moved by Chéreau from the original setting - a cemetery - to a museum or, more precisely, to the vast Paris Louvre, where he was given carte blanche for his artistic intervention (much like Pierre Boulez and Umberto Eco before him) to explore the interrelation of theatre and museum. Specifically, he was interested in the question of how to transport one into the other. With a small cast of famous French actors, he staged the play first in a Louvre gallery and then had a replica of this very space built by his stage designer Richard Peduzzi for the theatre. Fosse\'s play is similar in that it is likewise set in a sort of intermediate realm: that between life and death; it has dropped out of the chronology of events, and half of its cast are ghosts. Two old acquaintances who have long lost contact meet again in this cemetery-museum, desire each other again in the midst of funerals and family tensions; love and lust flourish and perish generation after generation: an illuminatingly confusing trip through time and life as it might be if it only could.

Text: Jon Fosse / French Translation: Terje Sinding (L\'Arche Éditeur) / Director: Patrice Chéreau / Production: Théâtre de la Ville, Paris

A Co-Production of: Wiener Festwochen, Musée du Louvre, Festival d\'Automne à Paris, Le Grand T, scène conventionnée de Loire-Atlantique, deSingel, Anvers, Théâtre du Nord, Théâtre national Lille-Tourcoing, Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Teatro d\'Europa, Théâtre national de Marseille, La Criée, Centre dramatique national Orléans-Loiret-Centre
The European tour of Rêve d\'Automne is supported by the Institut Français.


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