Bertold Brecht / Hanns Eisler
Philarmonie de Paris
The overall theatrical gesture and the beautiful direction of the actors give this show real power.
“The scenography concentrates all the inventiveness of Olivier Fredj's show - the phantasmagoria of the costumes makes one think of Bosch here and there, ideal patronage for the spirit of the work, revisited in a more contemporary way. "
The staging of Olivier Fredj, planned for video capture is a model of its kind: it is traditional without being didascalic, it is modern without being abrasive and in this large empty stage it concentrates on the direction of actors in an elegant device.
Olivier Fredj was credited as the director of a mise-en-espace, but what Fredj gave us was so much more than that. This was a fully lived in staging, using some minimal props and the full depth and width of the stage to create an evening of exciting theater.
"The gnarly weirdness of the Wolf's Glen scene was well done, and the soaring Magic Flutesque finale was blissful."
Olivier Fredj's response is incredible. Everything helps to illustrate and clarify the text. There are so many successful and just awesome examples.
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