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2 theatre plays in French at the French Institute in Edinburgh

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Once again the French Institute in Edinburgh is organising a fab event for all those of you who love the French culture and French in general.

2 great theatre plays are showing on 19 & 20 March as part of the "semaine de la francophonie" (Francophone week).

The first one is La Voix humaine (The Human Voice), a theatre play written by the great Jean Cocteau in 1927 and first staged at the Comédie française in 1930. In this one-act monologue taking place in Paris, a middle-aged woman is on a phone call with her lover of the past five years. He is to marry another woman the next day, which causes her to despair.

This play is ideal for French learners as the script is simple and the language easily accessible. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the actress Hélène Hiquily who has been teaching French through theatre when living in Australia and touring in the UK.

When? Tuesday 19 March, 6.30 pm
Where? Institut Francais, 13 RandolphCrescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7TT
In French. 70 minutes.
Followed by Q&A
Tickets : £8 (£5 for members of the Institute)
Box office: 0131 225 5366
http://www.ifecosse.org.uk/La-Voix-humaine...

La Voix Humaine will also be performed at the Alliance française in Glasgow on Wednesday 20 March, 6.30 pm. Tickets: £5 (£3). Box Office: 0141 331 4080.


The second play is Novecento: Pianiste.

The play is the first theatre monologue written by Alessandro Baricco. Since its creation
for the Asti Festival (Italy) in 1994 this monologue designed as a contemporary musical tale has been played widely by different companies and in various forms. Adapted, shortened, illustrated, this versatile text was ideal for Collectif Blauw (the producers) to express their creativity.

But who is Novecento? Born on The Virginian, a cruise liner that he has never left, he is probably the abandoned child of poor Europeans emigrating from Europe to America. Adopted by the ship crew he grows up in this early 20th century microcosm that gathers social backgrounds and nationalities from both continents. Now 30, Novecento is a pianist virtuoso who creates music that he only is capable of playing.

When? Wednesday 20 March, 6.30 pm
Where? Institut Francais, 13 RandolphCrescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7TT
In French. 85 minutes.
Tickets : £8 (£5 for members of the Institute)
Box office: 0131 225 5366
http://www.ifecosse.org.uk/Novecento-pianiste...

Novecento : Pianiste will also be performed at the Alliance française in Glasgow on Thursday 21 March, 6.30 pm. Tickets: £5 (£3). Box Office: 0141 331 4080

Tags: French Institute in Edinburgh, semaine de la francophonie, The Human Voice, Novecento: Pianiste
Posted on March 12, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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