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Le Bourgeois gentilhomme © Château de Versailles Spectacles
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Lully : Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme3 h 30
In Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Molière draws the portrait of an adventurer of the mind having no desire other than to escape his condition of commoner to set foot on territories from which he is excluded ... the discovery of a terra incognita who, by birth, is forbidden to him. Why make fun of Monsieur Jourdain? The bourgeois simply pricks himself to discover what today we call "culture" and he tackles the vast construction site to live his dreams ... And what does it matter if these dreams are those of a ridiculous man. By choosing to give the piece its original form of a comedy-ballet set to music on Lully's scores, Denis Podalydès summons all the arts.
With this theater festival costumed by Christian Lacroix, he aims at this apotheosis of the senses so much hoped by his hero interpreted by Pascal Rénéric. It is obviously about laughing comedy. But, how can one not have tenderness for this man without quality who tries to initiate alone the first cultural revolution. Raised after a thousand comical adventures to the rank of "Mamamouchi", Monsieur Jourdain saw his hour of glory in music and dance, sick of his bourgeoisie, an imaginary gentleman, at the same time granted and beaten, fooled and triumphant, in this rare theatrical moment where ridicule gives way to pure wonder.
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Cat + : the programme and a glass of champagne during the interval.