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Performance of "Apnée ou le Dernier des militants"

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dc.contributor.advisor Anyinefa, Koffi, 1959-
dc.contributor.advisor Swanson, Laila Medansky, Kevin 2019-09-03T14:47:24Z 2019-09-03T14:47:24Z 2019
dc.description.abstract For my thesis, I researched the history and development of Yves Reynaud’s monologue, Apnée ou le Dernier des militants, translated the script French to English, and performed the play in the original French, with English surtitles, on April 27, 2019. The text explores the life of Paul Kleinmann, who attempts to woo his neighbor by quitting smoking and staging an anti-tobacco presidential campaign, all from the confines of his apartment. Amid serious dope sickness, he must reconcile his profound hope for political change with the dangerous manifestations of power he witnesses in the news, before undergoing what he conceives of as a biological transformation into a natural leader. Although Apnée remains a comical critique of contemporary French politics, it ultimately focuses on Paul Kleinmann’s lifelong search for social connection and meaning.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of French and Francophone Studies
dc.language.iso fre
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.lcsh Reynaud, Yves, 1947- Apnée ou le dernier des militants -- Translations into English
dc.title Performance of "Apnée ou le Dernier des militants"
dc.type Thesis
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