de Peter Griffith

The Tyrant’s Kiss est une version contemporaine de la pièce de Shakespeare Pericles.

Perry part pour un long et dangereux périple en Méditerranée. Par deux fois, il échappe de peu à la noyade... Il est emprisonné pendant 15 ans... Il perd sa femme, sa fille et toutes ses possessions, mais il ne perd jamais courage ni espoir. Pourra- t-il trouver le bonheur ?

Cette pièce écrite en anglais moderne suit la trame de l’histoire originale et s’avère d’une pertinence impressionnante de nos jours.

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Antioch: So now you're coming with us.
Perry: But my family – my things – my clothes -
Antioch: I don't see any family. I don't see any things.
Perry: My things – they're with my friends...
Antioch: Oh, so you have friends. Who exactly are your friends?
Perry: They're... I don't know.
Antioch: You don't know who your friends are?
Perry: No. I've forgotten. I have no friends.
Antioch: No friends. How unfortunate.
Thaliard: How unfortunate.
Antioch: You are an illegal immigrant, with no right to be in this country.
Perry: I told you. I had papers. They were stolen. I've been to the embassy. I've applied for new papers. You can't take me away. You've got no right.
Antioch: You're the one with no rights.
(Perry reaches for his pocket)
Thaliard: Stand still!
Antioch: Keep your hands up! Now Thaliard, see what's in that pocket.
Perry: Keep off me.
Thaliard: It's money, boss.
Antioch: So it is. Money.
(Thaliard takes the money)