Madame est trop belle

Madame est trop belle
  • by Eugène Labiche
  • Translation: Tudor Ţepeneag
  • Musical Illustration, Scenography and Directed by: Mc Ranin
Premiera: 02 November 2016
Duration: 1h 45min, no intermission
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"The most beautiful wife" (the original title "Madame este trop belle") by Eugène Labiche is a situation comedy in the Parisian bourgeoisie, the plot being woven around a most beautiful women courted by all the men around her.
It is a play performed for the first time in Romania by our theater, under the direction of Mihai Constantin Ranin, who conceived the direction, as well as the scenography and the musical illustration.
Prestigious artistic personality of the Romanian stage, Mc Ranin is a director and a stage designer (member of the Union of Fine Artists in Romania) who lived in France for ten years, where he studied at the Sorbonne with the Romanian theatrologist George Banu, but returned to Romania, considering it much more thrilling to live here.
In France he created two theater companies, collaborated with Radio France International, the Paris Museum of Modern Art, EuroDisney and several theaters.
Eugène Labiche (1815-1888) was seen by his admirers as Moliere equal, his comedies being considered more complex and less coarse than many other productions of the same genre. "Of all the characters that came out my way, that life offered me, I chose the bourgeois. Mediocre, par excellence, both in his vices and virtues, he is halfway between the hero and the villain, the saint and the offender", the playwright said referring to his work.
 

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„Spectacolul plin de încurcături, cu derapaje... amoroase vechi de când lumea - flirturile dintre unchiul lui Clercy, Montgiscar, și tatăl frumoasei Jeanne, Chambrelan -, amantlâcuri și nepotisme, demonstrează că, deși se prezintă sub alte... straie, moravurile rezistă perfect trecerii anilor. Personajele îmbrăcate în alb-negru și tonuri de gri amintesc de filmele mute, iar mișcările, mimica și vestimentația lor trimit cu gândul la Charlie Chaplin, Stan și Bran, servind intenției regizorale de a-i face pe spectatori să călătorească în trecut. În comedia „Cea mai frumoasă soție”, decorurile (torsuri ce întruchipează capodopere ale antichității, interioare de saloane) se schimbă rapid și la vedere, în semiîntuneric și pe un fundal muzical alert”. Mirela Stîngă, „Telegraf”.