Metromaniac (noun): A person addicted to poetry or to writing verses. (From Latin Metrum, poetic meter + Greek mania, madness.)
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Whenever I am in town and have a free night, I always check to see if there are any plays at the Old Globe Theatre. I know I’ve written about this place before but I absolutely adore it so I’m writing about it again and will continue to do so!
This time I got to see “the Metromaniacs” adapted from Alexis Piron’s “La Metronomanie” by David Ives. All of the plays I’ve seen on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage have been fabulous and this play was not to disappoint.
According to playwright, David Ives, “The play was a lip-smacking scandal in its time, spinning into art what had been real-life comedy. It seems that all of Paris had fallen in love with the poems of one Mademoiselle Malcrais de La Vigne, a mysterious poetess from distant Brittany (read: Appalachia). The celebrated satirist Voltaire publicly declared his love for the lady and her great works, only to have it revealed that Mlle de La Vigne was a guy named Paul Desforges-Maillard, very much living in Paris and taking his revenge on the poetry establishment for not appreciating his genius. Needless to say, Voltaire wasn’t pleased when Piron’s satire showed up (and showed him up). Worse than that for Voltaire, the show was a hit……..”
” …………We go to certain plays to inhabit a world elsewhere, and La Metromanie is that kind of play in spades. Piron doesn’t want plot. He wants gossamer and gorgeousness, he wants rarified air and helpless high-comic passion. A purer world. Characters drunk on language, fools in love with love. In other words, the way the world was meant to be.”
And this is exactly what BdaKiNE.com is all about – being in love with every day life.
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