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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Growing up under the influence of his parents’ atheist outlook, Schmitt eventually professed himself a Christian, after years of being an agnostic. The Nazi officer Joel Barbouth is excellentwho keeps harassing Freud and his daughter Anna brilliant, Josiane Stoleruinadvertently gives the doctor a clue: It’s a play which needs concentration but it well repays the effort, and is superbly performed. We see what we really are: Schmiitt Freud himself, each of us will have to decide, in the course of this serious, crazy evening, who this visitor really is.

I learnt that everyone recognizes themselves in schmiyt twists and turns of The Visitor.

There is, however, another possibility A version of his review appeared in TheatreWorld UK The debate between the atheist Freud and the Visitor at the heart of the piece is more like a summary of a textbook discussion of the subject. The theme is daring and dangerous: The best aspect of Schmitt’s play is his characterization of God as a nonchalant dandy.

Laleh rated it did not like it Mar 08, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. How can we believe in God in the face of Evil?

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.


The play is reminiscent of much of Tom Stoppard’s work in its delight in ideas, facility with language and deep-seated humanity. Colin Black is magnificent as Freud, poised between strength and vulnerability, invigorated by the chance to parry ideas with a man who is his intellectual equal.

His plays have been schmjtt in 35 countries and translated into many languages. What emmanuwl fine duet, full of barbed remarks, suspense and irony. But on this April evening, the Gestapo arrest his daughter Anna and take her for questioning. Defiantly optimistic, he refuses to sign the papers which will let his family escape.

Everything around him seems to be on the verge of collapse: 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. 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.

The spectator of course!

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God lying on Freud’s couch. In “Le Cycle de l’Invisible”, Schmitt attempts a harmonization of religions and cultures. Is the viisteur merely the internal reflections of an old man?

Sincerity is a form of humanism. And I still am, although I have joined the ranks of those who adore The Visitor.

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Several months later, thanks to the persistence of my two friends, thanks to the curiosity of a stage director and to the enthusiasm of a producer, The Visitor was at last put on. Is he an escaped lunatic? A very beautiful play with a gravity of its own that nevertheless affords plenty sdhmitt laughs, because the mysterious character has such bewitching malice and guile and because the witticisms in the play come so naturally.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The scene is set at Freud’s home in Vienna on the worst evening of the scientist’s life.

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But Freud is an atheist and he’s ready with some questions of his own: His plays have been performed in 35 countries and translated into many languages. Is this stranger God or xchmitt a trickster? After two months, the house was full every night.

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Both of his parents were physical education teachers. It is at this moment that a carefree, smiling young man, dressed in a tuxedo that gives him the air of a magician, pops up out of nowhere like a Jack-in-the-box.

Sana rated it did not like it Nov 08, And then a visitor arrives, dressed in immaculate evening dress, with a twinkle in his eye and an air of amusement about him.

Now, we have a strange confrontation between two worlds: 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 good manners, and an act of resistance.

If you do, it means that you believe. The Visitor will make believers question their devotion and lead atheists to the contemplation of the Divine. Lists with This Book. I felt so depressed being a man. Intelligence, finesse and lucidity: As the theme for his dissertation, he chose “Diderot and metaphysics”. Is it God who for the love of man has granted them a total but foolish freedom, or Freud who, out of sheer lucidity, has always tried to convince people to become atheists?

The Visitor is without doubt the most intelligent play to be seen at the moment. Freud remains alone and desperate, when, suddenly, a stranger enters through the window. Everyone is at liberty to choose.