All the Things You Are by Declan Hughes

By Declan Hughes

Approximately to show 40, her younger desires of changing into an actress deserted, there's doubtless in her brain that suburban spouse and mother-of-two Clare Taylor has settled. A wild week in Chicago can have shaken issues up a piece, yet as she turns her key in her Madison, Wisconsin domestic at the eve of Hallowe'en, she understands that what occurred along with her ex was once not anything greater than a distraction, that this can be the place her lifestyles is. other than it's all long past. The furnishings long past, the home stripped, her husband Danny, her daughters, all long gone; no message; no notice, not anything. open air at the hours of darkness, looking for an indication, she steps in a single: the eviscerated physique of the relatives puppy. by means of sunrise subsequent morning, her supposedly mortgage-free domestic has been foreclosed opposed to, certainly one of Danny's youth buddies lies lifeless in her yard, and Clare is stuck up in a nightmare that started together with her husband on Hallowe'en evening, 1976. A nightmare that reaches its terrifying climax thirty-five years later.

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For the piece de resistance of this first production was a play by M. Roger Vitrac, The Secrets of Love. FORTUNAT STROWSKI, Member of the lnstitut. In fact, the set piece was entitled The Secrets of Love, in three scenes, produced by Antonin Artaud. FRANQOIS IMPARTIAL. The title was clear: The Secrets of Love, and it contained not less than three acts. BENJAMIN CREMIEUX. This play has already been published, and on reading it, we come across some striking epitomes. MARCEL SAUVAGE. I read M. Roger Vitrac's play in book form, a curious patchwork of the greatest interest.

Let us speak plainly. Convinced that it is very good form to hold opinions and even better to flaunt them as Revolutionary, the author manifests his antiinilitarism and excercises his irony on the old general brought to life from the "reserve". No doubt he hoped to arouse our indignation but, on the contrary, we are delighted to find such ideas in their proper place ainid such insane chaos. NOZIERE. Sure enough, the author never misses a chance to 54 attack the Army. He puts a ridiculous general on stage who is nonetheless not so dangerous as General Bown.

LUCIEN DESCAVES. Apparently we were "in the midst of magic, in the midst of human decay". Granted. We were warned. OLD MAN UBU. I'll stamp on your toes. Hey! King Ubu, the author didn't forget your favourite condiment. He kept on recalling it. In the last act, didn't M. Paumelle get out of the conjugal bed and go and squat in the garden, and what about Victor who writhes about with colic until he dies? Even his father and mother are struck down by it. NOZIERE. A MEMBER OF THE COMEDIE FRANQAISE.

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