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Malade imaginaire BOURASSA ANDRE G



Question interessance sur le sort fait a la scene musicale de la fin du
_Malade imaginaire_. La prend-on au serieux? La traite-t-on sur le mode
parodique? Comment l'abordent les metteurs en scene?
On peut repondre en francais a cette question qui fut d'abord posee sur
un reseau bilingue.
Andre G. Bourassa <bourassa.andre_g@uqam.ca>
P.S.: La mise en scene de Beno Besson pour _Tartuffe_ inclut une finale
musicale tiree d'une autre piece. Il tient a souligner ainsi que le "deus
ex machina" un peu flagorneur qui clot _Tartuffe_ avait pour but d'appuyer
Louis XIV que la charge de Moliere contre les faux-devots risquait de
mettre en mauvaise situation. Moliere en mettait, Besson en met
davantage, d'une maniere qui donne un ton baroque et meme grotesque a une
oeuvre qu'on a tendance a jouer classique.

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Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 15:33:59 BST
From: Edward Forman <E.R.B.Forman@BRISTOL.AC.UK>
To: Multiple recipients of list FR17-L <FR17-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Malade imaginaire

Following a conference contribution last year I am preparing for publication
an article on performances of the musical scene at the heart of Moliere's Le
Malade imaginaire, II, 5, and would welcome any information or stories from
members of the list about how this scene has affected them in production.

- has it been treated as a serious musical episode?
- or downplayed as a joke, a parody of opera?
- and how have the director's decisions over this scene affected the
comic and sentimental impact of the performance as a whole?

I am familiar with Jacques Arnavon's published interpretation of the scene
as a fully-fledged elaborate mini-opera; and with commercial recordings by
the Comedie-francaise and by Hachette (encyclopedie sonore). Does anyone
know of other published scores for the text or of recordings of the play?
Anecdotal impressions of productions at any level would also be of interest.

Merci d'avance

Edward Forman
University of Bristol, UK


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