Love on Stage:19-20C FR&Franco
THIS COURSE TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS
Romantic theatre, which began in the 19th century, is characterized by representations of love. Whether explainable by characters, unwanted by them or fatal to their existence, love is always passionate and torturous. It can be born out of a desire to be loved or a fantasy and is fed by admiration and flattery. By placing these different “facettes” of love on stage, the theatre creates and brings to life certain traits which come forth due the nature of this sentiment that is a confrontational space. In this course, we will examine different representations and expressions of love, not to mention the stakes involved with it, in a variety of French and francophone plays from the 19th and 20th century.
V. Hugo, Ruy Blas, Paris, Bordas, 1995, (ISBN 2-04-028161-4)
A. Musset, On ne badine pas avec l’amour, Paris, Bordas, 2003 (ISBN-10: 2047303729)
J-P. Sartre, Huis clos, Paris, Gallimard, 1947, (ISBN 2-07-036807-6)
M. M. Bouchard, Les Muses Orphelines, Montréal, Lémeac, 1995, (ISBN 978-2-7609-0358-6)
T. Sangaré, Le Soupir des Falaises, Paris, Ndze, 2005 (ISBN : 2-911464-30-3)