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It means, more or less, The Poetry Craze. Born in Chicago in , Ives entered Yale School of Drama in , where he began bending the world to his inimitable rhythms. When Damis appears, Francalou sees a solution to his problem: The play is about a penniless would-be poet, Damis, who has fallen in love with the works of a mysterious poetess, Mlle. And Damis’ uncle is played well by Peter Kybart. Juilliard, UC Santa Cruz. Tagged in this Story. Using disguises, mistaken identities, pseudonyms and as many as three personalities for each character, Ives produces multiple outrageous plots that unravel simultaneously, creating a sense of total chaos.

In , it was the most-performed play in the country. Now I was really interested. Published 3 volumes of poetry: And Damis’ uncle is played well by Peter Kybart. When Lisette changes from her maid’s costume to a gown identical to Lucille’s raspberry gown, it sets off a whole new set of misunderstandings and misadventures. This is champagne, not ale.

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Tagged in this Story. Born in Burgundy inPiron moved to Paris in the early s, eager to be a poet. She first appears in a gorgeous raspberry-pink gown and flounces across the stage sounding like a savvy Valley Girl, tossing off an occasional bored “whatever. Roach is hilarious as the clumsy, would-be scribe who mwtromaniacs write a single word of love. In other words, the way the world was meant to be.

It seems that all Paris had fallen in love with the poems of one Mademoiselle Malcrais de La Vigne, a mysterious poetess from distant Brittany read: Inpot was the most-performed play in the country. For his epitaph inPiron wrote his final, and most famous, couplet: The Witch of Edmonton. Joan, The Four Poster. Baliveau Shakespeare Theatre, Old Globe: University of Missouri-Kansas City. The premise of the play seemed to me comic gold.

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The play is about a penniless would-be poet, Damis, who has fallen in love with the works of a mysterious poetess, Mlle.

Murell Horton’s exquisite period costumes help distinguish characters by social role. Reviews The Metromaniacs An 18th-century farce is reshaped for the 21st century.

Although he keeps the play moving at breakneck speed, as must be done with this delicate farce, Kahn never lets the play go so fast that the audience gets lost trying to tease out the various plots.

Here lies Piron, a nothing, an anatomy. Damis Red Bull Theater: In the course of reading about that period, I stumbled again and again upon mention of an obscure play from with a superb title: The Duke on 42nd Street.

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Francalou’s main problem in life is keeping his young daughter, Lucille, away from Dorante, the son of his sworn enemy. Lucille Red Bull Theater: And Damis’ uncle is played well by Peter Kybart. Christian Conn is delightful as Damis, who’s looking for love and the perfect rhyme, forever scribbling, then tucking the white quill in his breast pocket. Citing p,ay artistic improprieties, Louis XV vetoed him.

When Damis appears, Francalou sees a solution to metromaniqcs problem: It means, more or less, The Poetry Craze. The show’s brilliance is due to the collaboration between the play’s translator and adapter, David Ives, and STC’s artistic director, Michael Kahn, who directs.

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Kahn directs to the play’s comedic core, allowing his actors to make virtually every other line a laugh line. Born in Chicago inIves entered Yale School of Metromaniace inwhere he began bending the world to his inimitable rhythms. All in the Timinga breakneck evening of witty dialogue, ran for over performances off-Broadway. James Noone’s set underscores the antirealism of this play.

Dina Thomas plays Pkay maid, Lisette, who is far smarter than the aristocrats around her. Now I was really interested. April 10 – May 20, Characters drunk on language, mere mortals in love with poetry, fools in love with love.

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The original shows his characters living lives based on fantasy, in which identity is wholly unstable. Meriadec is actually a middle-aged, male lover of poetry and drama named Francalou, a wealthy gentleman who enjoys putting on amateur plays in his Parisian home. Adam LeFevre is an appropriately big, blustery Francalou. Published 3 volumes of poetry: Tribes, Clever Little Lies. That Kahn’s direction is so well matched to Ives’ writing is a stroke of good luck for Washington’s theater community.

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