Beyond the words beyond Balzac’s writings, this play aspires to contain, to be the living reflection of the romantic world and phenomenon. Like a painting acted out, it seeks to be the image of this distinctive era, with its manners, its stereotypes, its passions, its prejudices and its absurdities.
“Balzac is theatrical in his temperament, his verve, his ambiguous stance towards good and evil, the savagery of his writing and his instinctive creative process. In his prose, he often unintentionally, impulsively, achieves musical forms that I believe close to theatre.” -Téo Spychalski
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