référence : http://listes.cru.fr/arc/mascarene/1996-06/msg00006.html
Re: Malade imaginaire BOURASSA ANDRE G
Premiere reponse, qui est en fait une question, a propos du _Malade
imaginaire_ et de la scene musicale qui le termine.
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From: Gretchen Elizabeth Smith <gesmith@POST.CIS.SMU.EDU>
Are you including information on the original production of 1674 at court
(the venue it was written for) or solely modern productions? Modern
productions tend to have a different agenda than Moliere's original
intent, thus placing the play in a different context of performance. The
original scores might also give you ideas about the connections between
the comedie-ballet and the developing French opera, which might lead to
some interesting conclusions about the challenges modern performances
present to directors, actors, and audiences.
Southern Methodist University
On Thu, 6 Jun 1996, Edward Forman wrote:
> 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