Friday, November 20, 2009

An evening at the theater


I know you're probably expecting a Beaujolais Nouveau related photo, but no! I'm just back from a more cultural event: a play by Octave Mirbeau, performed at the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier, near the Place Saint Sulpice by the actors of La Comédie Française (probably the best troupe you can find in France - read more here). It was a real delight - the play makes fun of the Nouveaux riches and although it was written at the very beginning of the 20th century the plot works very well today. In the theater they also had a small exhibit of stage costumes. That's what I chose to show you today.

21 comments:

  1. The dress just out of view looks gorgeous. I love the shades in this photo Eric. Limited palette!

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  2. Early 20th century? How prescient. Looks like a Nehru jacket as Arthur C. Clarke would agree.

    Must agree with Lynn. I like the intimacy. One can almost smell the fragrance of the material and feel the warmth from the spotlights.

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  3. Our TG is amazing, is he not? But your links are equally impressive, Eric! Mirbeau must have been a very cool guy to get kicked out of school by the Jesuits when he was so young. Meanwhile, I'm all for making fun of the nouveau riches, even though these days I wouldn't mind being one!

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  4. Ah, the "Nouveaux riches". There is a lot to be said about them today. Any play writes[sp?] out there who want to take a stab at the "Nouveaux riches"?

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  5. Very interesting play subject Eric and after all this time, I've never been to a real play in Paris. Ballet, opera, symphony, concerts, yes, but I'm kind of intimidated to go to a sophisticated French play. The language and subjects and even the humour would probably escape me. So, glad you went and gave us the overview instead!

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  6. Nice photo and nice blog

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  7. I have a favour to ask my fellow PDP readers (sorry Eric).

    Many of you know that my niece stayed with me for a few months after graduating from university to take some time to discover Europe and figure out what she wanted to do. Since that international experience herself, she landed a job at Ohio State University helping students and scholars to and from the U.S.

    She's recently been published on a blog and I'd love it if she received some comments from people like you who are internatioanlly minded. Thank you!

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  8. A very theatrical photo, Eric. I like the textures and shadows.

    Michael, if you couldn't keep up with the nuances, I'm sure I couldn't follow a single word.

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  9. By the way, TG, it's an absolute delight to "see" you.

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  10. I feel like eating caramel now. Beautifully warm photo, Eric.

    TG ~ helloOOOooooo! Nice jacket.

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  11. I love it! I love the lighting, the tones, that dress!!! omg! I love that you can see it's shadow on the wall. This is awesome, thank you! Valorie

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  12. How fun to be able to see the costumes!

    Talking about french theather, did anyone see that movie about Molière?

    I loved it!

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  13. Monica, Yes I saw "Molière". I really liked it too. So much, that I watched it two times. :-)

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  14. Eric, if you need help with the Beaujolais Nouveau pictures I can always take a picture of my recycle bin....the funnest part of the third Thursday of November, to me, is the drinking of the beaujolais, not the buying!


    Sean

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  15. I agree with everything Eda said.

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  16. Oh I'm wiping a tear. This time last year I was enjoying Beaujolais Nouveau!!! Well , sniff, I like this photo a lot. I"ve had an opportunity to photograph a theater group here and loved the dress forms as well! Have a bon weekend Eric!
    V

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