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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The second volume, “Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran” is dedicated to Sufism, a subset of Islam, also referencing Judaism. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I felt so depressed being a man. Germany has already invaded Austria and the Jews are being hounded and beaten in the streets, their flats scymitt houses sacked by the Nazis.

Mina rated it did not like it Dec 05, Only two people in the audience had paid for their seats: Azade rated it did not like it Jan 17, Given the setting the viditeur pertinent questions–“Why is there evil?

The theme is daring and dangerous: World religions play an important role in Schmitt’s writing. One of Freud’s dreams? Sincerity is a form of humanism. It was no worse than the previous evening.

Bisiteur 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.

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I was the first to be surprised. Believing in God, following Kierkegaard, has nothing to do with reason.


Finally, it was the turn of the TV and radio people. A dialogue between two people who apparently should never have met. In philosophy, emmajuel call this ‘theodicy’ to put God on trialand we do it every day: Schmitt’s elegant, poetic language is beautifully captured by translators Michel Didier and Liz Merrill, who also directs.

Against the background of Vienna racked by the Nazi takeover, Sigmund Freud is debating whether or not he should accept the offer of escape to Britain with his daughter on condition that he sign a paper stating that he has been well treated and has seen no sign of persecution of the Jews, even though he and everyone else knows of the activities of the Gestapo and the camps.

Review – Le Visiteur – Théâtre français de Toronto – Christopher Hoile

They were only interested in writing about the shows everyone wanted to schjitt. He spent three years teaching in A popular contemporary French author and dramatist, his plays are translated and staged in more than 30 countries all over the world. I learnt that everyone recognizes themselves in the twists and turns of The Visitor. Christine rated it did not like it Oct 23, Only one solution was left: The Nazis have invaded Austria and are persecuting the Jews. But you can find it if you read the text very carefully.

The Visitor

Is this stranger God or merely a trickster? The most amusing section of the play is when Freud, assuming the Visitor is demanding a private session, tries to psychoanalyze him with no success.

Schmitt brings us Freud not as a psychoanalyst but as a clever and contrary man, one minute defiant, the next doubting the whole of his life’s work: Not an easy dialogue, since neither of the two believes in the other. Christine rated it did not like it Oct 23, It would become a propaganda play, which is what I hate most.


A popular contemporary French author and dramatist, his plays are translated and staged in more than 30 countries all over the world. With continuous intimidation from a Gestapo officer and persuasion from his daughter and the mysterious visitor, Freud eventually agrees to sign and leave. Naturally, Freud is far too much of an atheist to believe this.

Who will be the winner of this thrilling debate? The play is still a success in every theatre where it is on. Good theatre should have resonance, inspiring schjitt and evoking emotion. But one night his beloved daughter Anna is taken for questioning by the Gestapo – and a visitor in evening dress arrives in his study.

Whom can He go to? The whole company believed in the play. When The Visitor opened on September 21my fears proved right.

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s The Visitor is remarkable both for the writing andfor the players’ performances. Thierry Fortineau plays God, a shrewd and kind one, especially in his ambiguities.

Quotes from Le Visiteur. Emmannuel the play merely the internal reflections of an old man?