Handke update ~ theatre notes

Monday, May 01, 2006

Handke update

News from my spy in Paris. It seems that the Comédie-Française's decision to cancel a production scheduled for early next year of Peter Handke's Voyage to the Sonorous Land, or the Art of Asking is (as I guessed it must be) hugely controversial. More interestingly, it seems that M. Bozonnet made the decision to do so entirely off his own bat, and many members of the Comédie-Française are strongly against it.

There is a Comédie-Française press conference scheduled for May 4 in which the decision will be confirmed - or, it seems, possibly reversed. I'll keep you posted on further developments.

And check out the comments on the previous post for some interesting discussion...

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