- Christopher Marlowe
- Laurent Brethome
- Performed by
- Fabien Albanese, Florian Bardet, Heidi Becker-Babel, Maxence Bod, Vincent Bouyé, Dominique Delavigne, Leslie Granger, Antoine Herniotte, François Jaulin, Thierry Jolivet, Julien Kosellek, Clémence Labatut, Denis Lejeune, Nicolas Mollard, Savannah Rol et Philippe Sire
What are the origins of barbarity and how does it manifest itself? Those are the questions that Laurent Brethome looks into with his version of The Massacre at Paris by Christopher Marlowe. This play recounts the engaged and critical regard of an Englishman vis-à-vis 19th century France, which was a deeply unhappy country at the time due to the follies of a succession of shabby and self-serving kings that plunged it into an era of blood and violence. The play re-enacts the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, which was the culminating point of the religious wars, and when it is all over the only thing left is the face of young Margot, the princess of a bloody marriage with her bloodied feet, bloodshot eyes and endless tears.