Annie Ernaux, Nicolas Mathieu, Alice Zeniter… These authors whose novel has been tailored right into a play

Nicolas Mathieu, Annie Ernaux, Alice Zeniter, Karine Tuil… This yr, on the Avignon Pageant, a number of authors have the privilege of being tailored for the stage. Some firms have chosen to behave alone on stage, others have most popular to embody it with a workforce of a number of actors… However how do you adapt a 500-page novel to an hour and a half present? Listed here are some items which have taken on this problem.

the ocupation from the corporate Le Chapeau rouge, after Annie Ernaux

On this hundred-page novel, the writer portrays a girl in her forties who’s tortured after a breakup. For 5 years she lived with a younger man, whom she left, and who rapidly met a 47-year-old trainer. “My struggling was mainly not having killed him”, will get into the pores and skin of his character Romane Bohringer, about this new lover who has taken his place. Along with her black tunic, her hair tied up in a bun, the actress embodies this lady devoured by the need to know all the things about her rival, her first identify, her career, the way in which she attire. she …

For simply over an hour, Romane Bohringer occupies the stage alone and goes via all moods: desperation listening I’ll Survive on the radio of the shop the place she does her procuring, the seduction when she meets her ex-boyfriend in a restaurant, the emotion when she remembers her loopy nights of affection… With nice ease, the artist transcribes the spicy phrases, generally very crude, of Annie Ernaux, however above all of the intelligence and energy of her reflections and the evaluation of her emotions.

Romane Bohringer in

On the initiative of this undertaking, the director Pierre Pradinas. He had already labored with Romane Bohringer on the bald singer by Eugène Ionesco, which earned her the Molière for finest actress in 2017. “I would not have launched this undertaking if I hadn’t had the dream actress to direct it”he explains, beneath the spell.

For the primary perform, the room was full. Glued to one another, the spectators – some followers of Annie Ernaux, others of the Bohringer household – waited impatiently for the beginning of the present. On stage, the actress is accompanied by a flexible musician, Christophe “Disco” Minck: he performs the harp, the piano, the guitar. He makes use of the turntables on the fringe of the stage to combine or play percussion. The top of the piece, rhythmic and hilarious, is adopted by an extended second of applause. “I did not anticipate to like him a lot!”says Yvonne, a spectator beginning her Avignon marathon. “I used to be afraid it might be a bit lengthy… But it surely was scrumptious and a lot enjoyable!”

the ocupation by Pierre Pradinas, on the Théâtre des Halles. Till July 30, at 2 p.m. There isn’t a class on July 13, 20 and 27.

the artwork of shedding from Watermark 111, after Alice Zeniter

Winner of the Goncourt Prize for Excessive College College students in 2017, the artwork of shedding tells the story of a household, between France and Algeria, via successive generations. The novel is split into three elements: the primary takes place in Algeria within the Nineteen Fifties, whereas the struggle for independence is going down. The second, in France, within the Seventies and the arrival of many refugees, situated in camps after which within the suburbs of the town. The final one takes place with Naïma, born in France and but consistently alluded to her Algerian origins, of which she doesn’t even know the historical past.

This novel of greater than 400 pages has been tailored right into a 1h20 present by a workforce of lovers: Cyril Brisse, Franck Renaud and Céline Dupuis. “Learn by her, (my texts) had been clear, generally lovely and, above all, I had the impression of discovering a kinship between them, my voice revealed by Céline’s”Alice Zeniter wrote in a letter about Céline Dupuis, who powerfully holds the distinctive position of this present. This workforce needed to adapt this novel for a very long time with out success. “At first I didn’t discover a passable scenic grammar”explains Cyril Brisse, the director. “The variation to the theater was made identified, discovering the documentary by Franck Renaud Makach Mouchkill, Our Identities“.

The present is plural: it goes via the picture, the direct and the encounters. Within the first position, Céline Dupuis performs the radio narrator. She reads the textual content sitting at her desk or performs it again. Behind it, photographs that work together with the actress parade: generally testimonies from the Franck Renaud documentary, generally actors who play the position of Hamid, Naïma or Ali within the type of fictitious interviews. Added to this set are quotes, newspaper clippings, movies from Algerian archives… The piece is dense, wealthy. The surroundings is uncluttered with just a few wood slabs serving as screens to go away sufficient room for textual content.

the artwork of shedding it’s accessible to those that have by no means learn the novel and also will attraction to those that have learn it, because of all this extra content material. “I got here right here, a bit by likelihood, as a result of my lodge was not distant. And I discovered so much concerning the Algerian struggle and the combination of the Algerians after they arrived in France”says Anne, who got here along with her husband. “We have now a bit time left earlier than the following present, so I will go purchase the e-book! It made me wish to do it.”

the artwork of shedding from Filigrane 111, on the Théâtre de l’Entrepôt (1er Boulevard Champfleury, in Avignon). Till July 30, at 4:20 p.m. There isn’t a class on July 11, 18 and 25.

their youngsters after them from the corporate Tomorrow from Daybreak, after Nicolas Mathieu

The younger director Hugo Roux, who indicators the variation of their youngsters after them, selected to trip between conversations rooted in on a regular basis life and speeches to the general public. The characters are each within the current second and, every in flip, exterior witnesses of their very own historical past. The transition from the current to the easy previous happens easily and fleshes out the highly effective textual content of the winner of the 2018 Goncourt Prize.

Within the sweltering warmth of Lorraine summers, younger folks suffocate, unplug, try to kill time as finest they will. Anthony, Hacine, Stéph and Clém all dream of “get out of right here” with out realizing very effectively the trail or the vacation spot. Between anger, boredom and want, the seven actors from the corporate Demain d’aube forcefully embody these youngsters and their limitless mother and father, skilfully shifting from one character to a different.

A bubbly youth, ready to explode.

“What I appreciated about Nicolas Mathieu’s novel”witnesses the younger director Hugo Roux, “is that it exhibits how financial, social, and political programs affect the needs of people.” At 26 years outdated, this ENSATT graduate is already on his tenth creation and, like all members of the Demain d’aube firm, exhibits exceptional maturity. Juliette Desproges’ scenography bears witness to those determinisms with simplicity.

We enter the room whereas we flip the pages of the e-book, trapped within the language and the thickness of the characters, inhabited by complicated emotions of getting a world to overcome with out realizing the instruments to realize it. We depart with forceful photographs: the sensual and brutal physique to physique of Anthony and Steph, the solar on Hélène’s pores and skin within the municipal swimming pool, the gradual descent into hell of Anthony’s father, eaten away by alcohol. The writer Nicolas Mathieu, who helps the undertaking, assured that we might discover him within the Avignon room to applaud this younger firm.

their youngsters after them by the corporate Tomorrow from Daybreak, at theater 11. Till July 29, at 10:15 p.m. There isn’t a class on July 12, 19 and 26.

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