Bajazet, considerando O Teatro e a Peste

fromRacine e Artaud
Frank Castorf (Alemanha)
9 - 10 jun 2021
wed - thu, 6PM
Sala Garrett
stage direction and adaptation Frank Castorf
text Jean Racine, Antonin Artaud 
quotes Pascal, Dostoievski
with Adama Diop, Claire Sermonne, Jean-Damien Barbin, Jeanne Balibar, Mounir Margoum Andreas Deinert (live camera)
music William Minke
scenography Aleksandar Denic
costumes Adriana Braga Peretzki
light design Lothar Baumgarte
video Andreas Deinert
scene direction Martine Staerk, Véronique Kespi (in alternacy)
machinery Stéphane Devantéry
light operation Jean-Baptiste Boutte
sound operation Jan-Yves Coïc, Ludovic Guglielmazzi (in alternacy)
perchist Glenn Zao
video operation Nicolas Gerlier, Victor Hunziker (in alternacy)
dressing room assistant Clara Ognibene
executive production Elizabeth Gay
staging assistance Hanna Lasserre e Camille Logoz Camille Roduit (trainees)
scenography assistance Maude Bovey (trainee)
wardrobe assistance Sabrina Bosshard
production Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, MC93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine Saint-Denis
coproduction ExtraPôle Région SUD e Grand Théâtre de Provence com o apoio da Friche Belle de Mai; Festival d’Automne à Paris; Théâtre National de Strasbourg - Maillon; Théâtre de Strasbourg, scène européenne; TANDEM Scène nationale, Douai; Bonlieu, Scène nationale Annecy; TNA / Teatro Nacional Argentino, Teatro Cervantes; Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione
support Institut français à Paris, Institut français du Portugal, Embaixada de França, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Foundation for the culture

With the financial support of the PEPS project under the European cross-border cooperation program Interreg France-Suisse 2014-2020.

Performance premiered on October 30, 2019, at the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne (Switzerland).

duration 4h with a break
A playwriter of uncompromising theatre that is in itself proof of freedom, Frank Castorf is one of the most representative figures in German theatre.  He revisits in French Jean Racine’s Bajazet and confronts it with Antonin Artaud’s essay The Theatre and the Plague. Bajazet unfolds between the four walls of the Constantinople’s seraglio while the sultan is away. A tragedy that shows how fallible the human spirit is and how impossible it is for pure feelings to prevail.

Performed in French with Portuguese surtitles.
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