2.5.13

A Shakespeare theatre



A temporary theatre can a t present be found in Paris. It follows the Elizabethan, Shakespeare model, best known for the Globe Theatre in London. This one is smaller, is travelling, assembled during some four or five days.  For the moment you can find it close to the Pont Marie, opposite to Ile Saint Louis, where it will remain until end June. “La Tour Vagabonde” is clearly the right name for this little theatre, which can seat some 250 people. The performers belong to the theatre company “Les Milles Chandelles”.


Of course Shakespeare is played. “Romeo and Juliet” is running – and has got excellent critics.  “As You Like It” is programmed as well as a play for younger people, called “Bla, bla, bla”. I was lucky to slip in and watch some rehearsals.


You can read more here on the “La Tour Vagabonde” site and on the “Les MillesChandelles” site.


13 comments:

Virginia said...

Leave it to the French to come up with this great idea. I"d love to sit in that intimate setting and see a play. I'd even watch "Bla bla bla " with the kids!
V

Nadege said...

What a wonderful idea!

Jeanie said...

Oh, how I wish that had been there when we visited. Bla, bla, bla! Sounds delightful! Combine Shakespeare and Paris and you are getting me right where I live!

martinealison said...

Très original que ce théâtre en forme de tour et ambulant...
Il a ce côté accessible à tous.
Merci pour le partage de photos...
Je m'en vais visiter votre précédente publication! je ne l'avais pas vue !
Gros bisous à vous.

Studio at the Farm said...

What a fabulous theater! It looks quite "authentic" on the inside. I'm amazed they set up so quickly.
Thank you, Peter, for another interesting post!

SusuPetal said...

Great idea, theater should travel, also to those forlorn places where there is no theater of its own.

Thérèse said...

Superbe restauration, j'ai été voir les photos. Je lui souhaite longue vie et notre visite un jour peut-être pour y voir une pièce.

Alain said...

L'escalier extérieur semble même prévu pour jouer la première scène de Hamlet.

claude said...

J'aime assez ce théâtre ambulant et sa forme ronde.
Cela me rappelle un peu les Tréteaux de France. J' y avais vu ici, car je ne voulais pas rater ça, Cyrano de Bergerac joué par Jean Claude Drouot (Thierry la Fronde).

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea!
And it carries such a a great message of accessibility!
Works by that immortal bard, who used his pen like a sublime scalpel to get to the hearts of humankind.
Good-night, sweet prince; and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest...
Thanks for this, Peter.
Maria

Starman said...

What a fabulous idea!

Synne said...

Oh, I love this kind of ad hoc cultural experience! I've just returned from a trip to the countryside, and I feel slightly disconnected, but I should definitely try to make the most of this spring. Shakespeare never stops inspiring me, by the way.

Dédé said...

Ca fait un peu yourte. :-)))