Caligula

Caligula

Ange en quête d'absolu ? Monstre sanguinaire ? Avant la guerre, Albert Camus conçoit Caligula, ainsi que Sisyphe ou Meursault (L'Étranger), comme un héros de l'Absurde. En 1945, la pièce est reçue comme une fable sur les horreurs du nazisme. Ses versions et ses mises en scène successives, l'évolution de la sensibilité du public ont contribué à faire de Caligula une des figures les plus troublantes de notre théâtre. À l'image du tyran se superposent, dans notre mémoire, les visages de Gérard Philipe, qui créa le rôle, et celui d'Albert Camus, qui mêla toujours au besoin de tendresse et à l'exigence de pureté une étrange «fixation au meurtre» et «cette violence intérieure» (Jean Grenier) qui anime son empereur romain.

Title:Caligula
Edition Language:French
ISBN:9782070386703
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    Caligula Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Caligula : Emperor of Rome, Albert CamusCaligula is a play written by Albert Camus, begun in 1938, and published for the first time in May 1944. The play was later the subject of numerous revisions. I...

  • Amalia Gavea

    ‘’A man can't live without some reason for living.” It is often the case when I find no particular connection with the novels of highly acclaimed writers but their plays resonate with me and...

  • Rakhi Dalal

    This play by Camus on the concept of absurd is based upon the Lives of the Twelve Caesars by the Latin historian, Suetonius. According to the work, Caius Caesar Caligula, third of the twelve Caesars, ...

  • Sawsan

    Tyranny is a disaster ....Caligula is a symbol of absurdity of human wishes for power and freedomCamus reveals the unreasonable and cruel thoughts and wishes of a man intrigued by his power, and as a ...

  • Hend

    the play shows Caligula the Roman Emperor, torn by the death of Drusilla, his sister and lover.Caligula responds to her death by beginning a reign of terror against the Roman citizens, but this will n...

  • muthuvel

    The Entire review is pretty much a spoiler, in some aspect, for the play by Albert Camus, Caligula. "Men die; and they're not happy." Death makes a mockery of everything we adhere values and virtues c...

  • Kira

    Quotes:1.CALIGULA: I also know what you’re thinking. What disturbances for the death of a woman! No, it’s not that. I believe I recall, it’s true, that some days ago a woman that I loved died. B...

  • Renis Hyka

    "But - I cannot make a choice. I have my own sorrow, but I suffer with him, too; I share his pain. I understand all - that is my trouble."...

  • SmallToothedSmile

    This is an empathetic representation of the the tyrannical emperor, Caligula. After the death of his sister-lover, Caligula seems to have gone completely mad as he orders death upon many innocents and...

  • Loredana (Bookinista08)

    Simple, yet ravishing play! It will never grow out of fashion because we are all existentialists, even without realizing it! Camus's play shows how rationality and logic can also be found in irrationa...