ANOUILH LE VOYAGEUR SANS BAGAGE PDF

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Focused on the restless specter of the First World War, the Voyageur sans bagage appeared too late, too close to the outbreak of the Second World War, to be relevant in an immediate political sense. Anouilh's later productions, particularly Antigone, were a more satisfactory response to the overwhelming turmoil ofEurope. Yet in a film like Renoir's La grande illusion, which was released at the sarne time as the fITSt performance of Le voyageur sans bagage, World War I becomes an enduring and timely reflection on a past that presages, especially in the irony ofthe title, the greater horrors to come.

Thus, it might seem odd that this play has not attracted more critical notice, even after a brief revival of performances and study during the sixties in the United States. This subversive, dispiriting vision presents the Great War as a series of vicious, petty, family squabbles, which lead to the sacrifice ofthe young for the sake of socio-economic and political stability.

A crisis ofenormous proportions in European history appears in Le voyageur sans bagage as capable of being resolved only by yet another sacrifice of the essential being to a historically defined, contained entity. Anouilh seems to have attempted to obviate questions of genre by classifying his own theater according to the idiosyncratic categories of pieces roses, pieces noires.

But this refusal ofgeneric boundaries by the author has in no way hampered critics from applying traditional generic distinctions to his plays.

There is general consensus that Anouilh writes tragicomedies that verge on the rose or on the noir without taking on completely the coloring ascribed to them by the author. Anouilh categorizes Le voyageur sails bagage as a piece noire, and in my reading his color code goes unchallenged, despite the much-disputed ending, or rather because of it. The ending, which for critics puts the play in the pink, has been variously labelled as prestidigitation, as self-conscious artificiality, and as self-reflexive play.

Nor does the preoccupation with the main character's purity, identity, and motives confront the rivalry for authorship of the entity Gaston-Jacques in which every character participates and which leaves no character, including the main one, unsullied. Because the play raises unresolved issues of genre, and because, as I shall argue, its plot suggests a sacrificial ritual, it merits consideration as representative twentiethcentury theater. Moreover, the theme ofLe voyageur sans bagage, the desire to lay to rest a war whose memory will not be contained, deserves our fullest attention.

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Focused on the restless specter of the First World War, the Voyageur sans bagage appeared too late, too close to the outbreak of the Second World War, to be relevant in an immediate political sense. Anouilh's later productions, particularly Antigone, were a more satisfactory response to the overwhelming turmoil ofEurope. Yet in a film like Renoir's La grande illusion, which was released at the sarne time as the fITSt performance of Le voyageur sans bagage, World War I becomes an enduring and timely reflection on a past that presages, especially in the irony ofthe title, the greater horrors to come. Thus, it might seem odd that this play has not attracted more critical notice, even after a brief revival of performances and study during the sixties in the United States. This subversive, dispiriting vision presents the Great War as a series of vicious, petty, family squabbles, which lead to the sacrifice ofthe young for the sake of socio-economic and political stability.

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The Duchess Dupont-Dufort has six families left on her list of possible claimants to Gaston's past, including his war pension. Her philanthropy may not be all it seems, since her nephew Albert has taken over the clinic in which Gaston has spent the 18 years since the war and appears to be using some novel methods to treat amnesia. The Renauds - landed bourgeoisie - are the favourite contenders. But Gaston is not impressed. He has seen it all before, and in any case the kinds of information he learns about the missing Renaud younger son Jacques is not quite what he might have hoped for as a past. Embezzlement, attempted murder and near-incest seem an excessive price to pay for a settled identity, not to mention a penchant for sadism towards animals and a few other related escapades. Gaston learns about these from a variety of sources - the servants, who are skilled at snooping and eager for gossip, as well as, in the case of the maid Juliette, a principal actor in it; his supposed elder brother George, who reluctantly parts with snippets of information which reveal his suppressed guilt and rage; George's wife Valentine, who is looking to resuscitate an old affair; and finally his mother, who has some painful disclosures to make about her relationship with Jacques just before he was called up.

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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , and wherever you get your podcasts! Title: Le voyageur sans bagages Gaston is a WW1 amnesiac. A wealthy family claims that he is one of them ,so he is taken to their desirable mansion so he will be able to remember his past. Little by little,he is told his "past" and he discovers that the person he used to be, was mean,despicable and incapable of loving.

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Incidental music for the original production was written by Darius Milhaud and for the play's first Paris revivals by Francis Poulenc. Gaston, a veteran of World War I , suffers from amnesia and has spent the last 18 years in a hospital trying to regain his memories. Although he's claimed as a son by various families, a rich Duchess believes the true family Gaston belongs to is the Renauds. Gaston travels to the Renauds' estate alongside his lawyer, Huspar. A docile character, Gaston discovers his former identity of Jacques Renaud: a cruel and violent young man who used to kill animals for sport.

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