FOR GRADES 1-8
LENGTH: 50-minutes plus 10-minute Question Period
Special Curriculum Applications: 17th-Century French culture and language, fables, music, role-playing, mask-making, dance, language arts, social studies, history. This production is available in English or Bilingual version (French-English).
Festival and general audiences version also available in one-hour, 10-minute presentation (no intermission).
FABLES: <<Bonjour! Je m’appelle Jean de la Fontaine, et j’écris -- I write -- I write my fabliaux!>> Let M. de la Fontaine introduce you to the wonderful world of his fables. A brightly painted landscape set, French Baroque music and period costumes create the atmosphere for eleven of la Fontaine’s most loved fables. Stunning animal masks come to life as the Grasshopper and the Ant, the Lion and the Rat and thirteen other characters, gleefully exposing our own human foibles. The production is available in a bilingual version as well as in English.
Download Information and Tech sheet (PDF) 2.4 MB
Download Study Guide (PDF) 14.2 MB
Excellent! It was obvious from beginning to end that the players were totally committed to the performance. Each fable was dynamically presented. Characterization was excellent and precise.
guaranteed to delight!