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Blanquette is locked up in a pen and wants to escape to see the mountains. She also wants to see the wolf, and eventually runs away, like all the other goats before her. [Source: Electre]


This play about the urge for freedom is a retelling of Alphonse Daudet’s classic tale Mr. Seguin’s Goat. The fable’s tragic beauty lies in the inescapable repetition of events: like all the goats that the kind Mr. Seguin has ever owned, Blanquette is tempted to climb the mountain and taste wild freedom, before being eaten by the wolf. Sandrine Roche has imagined a chorus of kid goats who come by night to stoke Blanquette’s desire for a crazy escapade. When she does eventually break out, the writing takes on a breathless rhythm, heightened by the typographical breaks and ardent exclamations in Italian and Spanish. The text, with abundant suggestions for staging, is destined for puppet theatres. [01/04/2015, Sibylle Lesourd, published in La Revue des livres pour enfants]

Edited by: University Library "Livres au Trésor" and the Research Centre "Pléiade" of the University of Paris 13 (France)

Author(s): Roche, Sandrine

Series: Théâtrales jeunesse

Publisher: Editions Théâtrales

City: Montreuil

Year: 2014

Pages: 77

ISBN: 9782842606565

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Animals, Rewriting, Violence

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