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Orphee

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  229 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Le mythe d'Orphee, revisite par Jean Cocteau, prend un tour pour le moins leger et fantaisiste: loin du drame antique, la piece de Cocteau joue sur l'anachronisme, le spectaculaire et l'insolite grace a d'extraordinaires effets sceniques et a de savoureux dialogues.

Cette piece, d'une etonnante originalite, a ete creee au Theatre des Arts a Paris le 17 juin 1926."
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 8th 2011 by Bristol Classical Press (first published 1927)
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Jim
Oct 24, 2012 Jim rated it really liked it
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I read a translation of this play into English. Cocteau's film version is so great that I was greatly disappointed to see how little the original play had in common with it. There were no scenes in that strange underworld in the film, and the character of death (the great Maria Casares in the film version) seems even a little insipid.

On the other hand, Orpheus, Eurydice, and Heurtebise are recognizably the same.
coeurnoble
I wasted an hour of my life, everything is to hate in that book, the protagonist deserve the award of dick of the year, honestly.
Agoaye Leblog
Jan 28, 2017 Agoaye Leblog rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un mythe renouvelé et teinté d'intemporalité mais pourtant très actuel. Une magnifique adaptation de Cocteau qui m'a donné envie de voir le film.
Victor Morosoff
Jan 31, 2016 Victor Morosoff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Délicieux. Une histoire où rien n'arrive par hasard, et dont les insertions "modernes" sont d'autant plus inspirées. Grand ouvrage qui postule l'écriture sensbile d'un poète comme Cocteau. 4,8/5
Charlotte
Jan 08, 2017 Charlotte rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
J'ai rarement lu une réécriture aussi peu intéressante que celle-ci.
Jesús de la Garza
Apr 16, 2015 Jesús de la Garza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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¿Qué se puede decir de Cocteau? Me queda claro que es mejor guionista que poeta.
Aunque no estoy de acuerdo con su postura estética en torno a las vanguardias creo que Orphée es un trabajo muy bien logrado; se lee con fluidez, las imágenes son apabullantes en momentos, hay un aire épico rodeando a los personajes.
Muy onírico, maravilloso, a pesar del autor.
murkuo
Oct 21, 2010 murkuo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Varge Tu mano, tikrai ne pasimiglojusiomis smegenimis šifruoti akrostichus iš serijos 'Ponia Euridikė dabar eis ramiai atgal, siaubingą tamsų Aidą išvaikščiojus'. Labai, mmm, sakykim, vizualu.
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Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright and filmmaker. Along with other Surrealists of his generation (Jean Anouilh and René Char for example) Cocteau grappled with the "algebra" of verbal codes old and new, mise en scène language and technologies of modernism to create a paradox: a classical a ...more
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