Hélène Cixous, Tambours sur la digue [Drums on the Dyke]

Martina Williams (University of Nottingham)
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The working relationship between Hélène Cixous – best known as a feminist scholar, critic, and novelist – and the Théâtre du Soleil (the celebrated experimental theatre company led by Ariane Mnouchkine and based in the Cartoucherie, a former munitions factory on the outskirts of Paris) is one of the most prolific in contemporary French theatre. Tambours sur la digue [Drums on the Dam], which was first performed in 1999, was the fourth play written by Cixous for the theatre company, and was arguably the most critically successful of their collaborations, having won three Molière theatre awards. Certainly the play was well received by audiences: more than 150,000 people a…

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Citation: Williams, Martina. "Tambours sur la digue". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 October 2016 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=15207, accessed 27 September 2023.]

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