Aimé Césaire: Une saison au Congo [A Season in the Congo]

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  • Piet Defraeye (University of Alberta)

Aimé Césaire's Une Saison au Congo (A Season in the Congo) premiered in Brussels (Anderlecht) in March 1967. Césaire's friend and fellow artist Jean-Marie Serreau directed the production with the impromptu troupe of trained and untrained actors which made up the collaborative Théâtre Vivant. The play is Césaire's third theatrical endeavour, after the lyrical poem Et les chiens se taisaient (1956) and the full-length political play La Tragédie du roi Christophe (1965). Une Tempête, a Negro adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest followed in 1969.

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Defraeye, Piet. "Une saison au Congo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 July 2008
[, accessed 25 November 2015.]

Related Groups

  1. Francophone Caribbean Literature