La Conversation (in French)
By Jean d'Ormesson, of the Académie française
Director: Jean Laurent Silvi
With Maxime d'Aboville and Alain Pochet
Costumes: Pascale Bordet
Lights: Éric Milleville
A production by Danièle and Pierre Franck with SIC/Frédéric Franck - Fil d'art production, Canal 33 and Sofithea.
At the Tuileries, on a winter's night in 1803-1804, Bonaparte and his second Consul, Cambacérès, talk face to face. The two men, especially Bonaparte, speak of everything: earthly foods, Talleyrand, Fouché, Murat or Robespierre, Joséphine of whom Bonaparte is hoping an heir, his brothers and sisters and his dreams of grandeur. The ambitious 34-year-old strategist toys with the idea of becoming Emperor and of convincing his accomplice to support him. Bonaparte has only one wish: to start building his legend in his lifetime. He will then eloquently demonstrates that the Empire is nothing else than Republic on a throne.
This play will delight both those with a passion for history and fans of Jean d'Ormesson's work.
From Wednesday 26 March to Saturday 29 March, 8:30pm
Sunday 30 March, 3pm
The actors will be present to meet the audience after the play on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
13 rue des Réservoirs
78 000 Versailles
Tel: +33 1 39 20 16 00
Read our article (in French) about Jean d'Ormesson's play, by Laurent Ottavi.
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