- Alexandre Dumas fils
- Arthur Nauzyciel
- Performed by
- Pierre Baux, Océane Caïraty, Pascal Cervo, Guillaume Costanza, Marie-Sophie Ferdane, Mounir Margoum, Joana Preiss, Hedi Zada
They are one of our literary pantheon’s most famous couples. Marguerite Gautier and Armand Duval experience love and suffering in Arthur Nauzyciel’s play.
Alexandre Dumas took inspiration from his own life to write The Lady with the Camellias in 1848 – from his love for one of the most high-profile prostitutes on the Paris scene at the time, on whom Marguerite Gautier’s character was based. A year after the death of his mistress from tuberculosis at the age of 23, the writer tells of this relationship: he himself can be found in the young Armand Duval. Theatre and cinema combine under Arthur Nauzyciel’s direction, as he paints a demanding and unsentimental picture of this troubled passion. A decidedly personal vision which illuminates the issues surrounding male/female relationships through the connection between oppression and submission. The actors go beyond the limits of sentimental drama to scale the heights of myth and tragedy.