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The Venus and the Hog with Alexandra Lamy

From 03/02/2014 at 20:00 to 05/02/2014 at 22:00

Misia Godeska (1872-1950) was the Queen of Paris from the turn of the century to the roaring twenties. Musician, social butterfly, muse and patron. She is one of the most recurring figures in paintings at the time, from Bonnard to Toulouse-Lautrec and Renoir, and the friend of Proust, Coco Chanel, and Cocteau amongst others.

Christian Simeon brings her story to life in a play starring the muse herself, but also her husband, Thadee Natanson, director of the French art magazine La Revue Blanche, and a rather despicable man, financier Alfred Edwards. Misia is repulsed by Alfred, a vulgar ladies' man, but he has decided he must have her at all cost....

Alexandra Lamy is in brilliant form and plays all the characters herself with grace and panache - at times raunchy, at others terribly moving - in an adventure at the heart of high society, during a period characterised by eloquence and wit, but also misogyny.

The play will be performed with English subtitles.

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COMMENTS:

03/02/2014 - shirleyrjones said :

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30/01/2014 - elarquier said :

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