Le Visiteur, nouvelle d’Anton Tchekhov parue en Théâtre[modifier | modifier le code]. Le Visiteur, pièce de théâtre d’Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (). Le Bâillon est une courte pièce en un acte d’Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt parue en Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Théâtre Tome 1 – La Nuit Des Valognes – Le Visiteur – Le Baîllon – L’ecole Du Diable, Paris, éd. Albin Michel, 16 septembre by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, directed by Guy Mignault In “Le Visiteur” won three Molières (Paris’s Tony Awards)–Best Play, Best Author.

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When a Gestapo officer takes Anna away for questioning, Freud despairs, whereupon a strange visitor appears who claims to be God.

That evening, a strange visitor calls on him: The ‘pilpul ‘ el into which God has thrown Freud is punctuated by the tragedy of thousands vlsiteur arrests and suicides and the endless comings and goings of an irresistible and crazy Nazi with a good nose for spotting Jews.

Or is he, as he claims to be, God incarnate?

Le Visiteur

Above all, it gives us an absorbing portrait of a man who would parry ideas when life and death are at stake, and still enjoy the argument. The play would be more involving if Schmitt kept the identity of the Visitor in doubt.

Schmitt covers a variety of themes in his work. Also, the presence of Nazis and mention of Jewish persecution and death camps in a play with the tone of a boulevard comedy may strike some as trivializing the subject.

A very beautiful play with a gravity of its own that nevertheless affords plenty of laughs, because the mysterious character has such bewitching malice and guile and because the witticisms in the play come so naturally.

The Visitor

Two of them told me it was brilliant but the third one said he hadn’t been in the least interested. Now, we have a strange confrontation between two worlds: A lunatic escaped from an asylum, a mythomaniac, a joker or even a secret agent sent to compromise him?


Christine rated it did not like it Oct 23, His cries are seemingly answered by the appearance of a strange man, clad in tuxedo and top emmanel, his frivolous garb in stark contrast to the grim reality at play just outside the building. Open Preview See a Problem? Radmehr rated it did not like it Sep 15, Nina Okens’ elegant costume for the Visitor hardly suggests the madhouse and director Guy Mignault has him enter through a wall rather than the open widow beside it, thus underscoring his supernatural powers.

That God created the world out of love hardly explains such things. One evening, I started weeping while I was watching the news. It would miss its aim, which is to offer something to think about as well as to feel.

With continuous intimidation from a Gestapo officer and persuasion from his daughter and the mysterious visitor, Freud eventually agrees to sign and leave. They were only interested in writing about the shows everyone wanted to see. And, as for the friend who advised me not to publish the play, he is still close to me, even closer.

God or a madman? Theatre professionals were carried away by the play.

Le Visiteur : Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt :

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Stupefatto, Freud si rende conto fin dai primi scambi di battute di avere di fronte nientemeno che Dio, lo stesso Dio del quale ha sempre negato l’esistenza. When The Visitor opened on September 21my fears proved right. What makes the piece enjoyable is obviously intense commitment of all involved.

So nothing is really proved. Besides, the Visitor senses that Freud actually does visitsur to believe though his emphasis on reason prevents him. Whoever you are, when you see the play, you are faced with otherness. Schmitt tries to suggest he may be an escapee from a mental institution or a figment of Freud’s imagination, but he doesn’t allow visituer to maintain these doubts long enough to create any ambiguity.


But who is this man? I kept silent, apparently out of modesty, but really because I was cowardly and overcautious. I was their guest in their best programmes.

It was the daily procession of crimes and injustice, but that evening, I wasn’t merely trying to listen and to understand the news, I was feeling it, bleeding with my body with the whole world. Initially he became known as a scriptwriter for the stage. In Berggasse 19, celeberrimo indirizzo dello studio di Freud, il famoso psicanalista attende affranto notizie della figlia Anna, portata via dalla Gestapo. Freud remains alone and desperate, when, suddenly, a stranger enters through the window.

When lit egic behind the chinks between the books look like a myriad of candles. Radmehr rated it did not like it Sep 15, Edic Preview See a Problem?

Humour quickly prevails, however, preventing the gravity of the situation from becoming burdensome – that Jewish humour which is at once a way of life complete with a code of visigeur manners, and an act of resistance. The play is reminiscent of much of Tom Stoppard’s work in its delight in ideas, facility with language and deep-seated humanity.

With a strong cast and profound script, The Visitor rises to meet this standard.

Refresh and try again. Dennis O’Connor does not give us Freud the icon but paints a vivid, very human portrait of a father and passionate intellectual. Which of the two is responsible for so much chaos?

Everything around him seems to be on the verge of collapse: All this violence was like ear-splitting noises. How can we believe in God today?

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