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Amour à Mort

  • Duration: 20 min
  • France
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A masked reworking of a mythical, universal love story: Ovid’s Pyramus and Thisbe, forerunners of Rome and Juliet.

Two young people fall in love, but their families are bitter enemies. The lovers decide to run away, agreeing to meet by a blackberry bush in an isolated spot.


Thisbe arrives first, but is forced to flee by a prowling lioness. In her haste she drops her shawl, which the lioness tears to pieces and covers with the blood of her most recent victim. Thisbe later returns to find Pyramus in the throes of agony, and so kills herself too. The fruits of the blackberry bush, previously white, take on the deep red hue of the unhappy lovers’ blood.

Temps Fort Théâtre celebrates the power of universal myths, with a highly physical, mask-led interpretation.

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Concept: Dominique Sylvestre, Christian Brotschi
Directed by: Dominique Sylvestre, Christian Brotschi
Masks, Costumes: Dominique Sylvestre et Christian Brotschi
Music: Maurice Moncozet
Performers: Dominique Sylvestre, Christian Brotschi
Produced by: Temps Fort Théâtre
With support from: Conseil Général de la Dordogne; Conseil Régional d'Aquitaine

More informations

  • Place of capture : Jardins de l'Espace Culturel François Mitterrand
  • Collection : Mimos 2009