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L’habit fait le prince : les silences du théâtre (sur L’habit fait le moine de Georges Schehadé d’après Kleider machen Leute de Gottfried Keller)

Abstract : Schehadé’s project to have Jean-Louis Barrault staging his pantomime L’Habit fait le prince was never carried out. Neither was the same project with Marceau nor an adaptation with dialogs for Austrian television. Yet the 1973 published text by Gallimard is worth reading for his subtle way to transform a social drama by Gottfried Keller (Kleider machen Leute) into a charming parable. In Keller’s writing, clothes don’t make people, and those who make clothes can’t become princes. In Schehadé’s free adaptation, a young tailor with a good heart can be accepted into a community. Melodramatic imagination and gentle irony contribute to make silence full of emotions and revelations, while in Keller’s original text silence was seen as an irreparable error.
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Florence Fix. L’habit fait le prince : les silences du théâtre (sur L’habit fait le moine de Georges Schehadé d’après Kleider machen Leute de Gottfried Keller). Langages poétiques de Georges Schehadé, à la page, à la scène, à l’écran, Yannick Hoffert; Laurence Denooz, 2012, Nancy, France. pp.167-184. ⟨hal-02275666⟩

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