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Fahrenheit 451

lundi 19 février, 13h (option) mardi 20 février, 9h30 et 13h

Durée : environ 2h (durée approximative)
P.A.F. : 6€
Espace Théâtre
Texte intégral et fiche pédagogique

4e secondaire et +

by Ray Bradbury

ADG Europe

directed by Paul Stebbings

This is science fiction at its best: holding up a mirror to our own troubled time where the destruction of information and the suppression of free speech is on the rise.

 

In a future totalitarian and oppressive society, where books are forbidden, Guy Montag is a fireman. The mission of firemen in this society with fireproof houses is to burn books at 451°F, the temperature of combustion of paper. Guy Montag enjoys his job and has never questioned anything until he meets a seventeen-year-old girl who tells him of a past when people were not afraid. Then he meets a professor who told him of a future in which people could think... and Guy Montag suddenly realises what he had to do - steal a book and read it. From that moment his life changes forever.

Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of censorship and defiance, as resonant today as it was when it was first published nearly 50 years ago. The
book is brought to the stage by TNT theatre and the American Drama Group Europe. This is science fiction at its best: holding up a mirror to our own troubled time where the destruction of information and the suppression of free speech is on the rise.

Bradbury places his story firmly in a world on the brink of war and TNT’s experienced team also explore the relationship between private control and public violence. But if the themes of this classic work are disturbing and profound the form is dramatic and even comic. Director Paul Stebbings brings his style of dynamic physical theatre, specially composed music, strong visual imagery and powerful acting to bear on this modern classic.