La Trilogie des Dragons

Spazio Ansaldo

La Trilogie des Dragons (The dragons’ trilogy), produced in 1987 by the Théâtre Répère and directed by Robert Lepage, is in the midst of a long international tour. First presented as a work in progress and still under constant revision, this complex cooperative venture is both grand theater and a delicate, erudite historical fresco. In three acts that stretch over six hours, La Trilogie des Dragons actually depicts a time span that lasts beyond any of the many private and individual stories it contains. Seventy-five years—from 1910 to 1985—of Canadian history are structured according to a fourfold thematic and conceptual axis consisting of time, geography, language, and symbols.

Three succeeding generations are portrayed against a backdrop of the political and social events that have marked the close of the century. Time is the collective history of wars, great social transformations,

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