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Nemesis: Philip Roth contaminates the Berthier workshops

2023-03-27T13:18:44.181Z


CRITICISM – The adaptation to the theater, in the form of a real fake musical, of the last novel by the American writer does not demerit. The broken trajectory of Bucky Cantor, a physical education teacher in charge of children during a polio epidemic, never ceases to upset us.


There are always some dangers in dreaming of adapting a literary work of the magnitude of Philip Roth's.

Even if a reader worthy of the name prefers to keep his little intimate theater between the pages of a book, let's admit that Tiphaine Raffier - who is tackling this kind of exercise for the first time - does not deserve it.

The young actress, playwright, screenwriter, director (just that!) has therefore taken up the challenge of adapting Nemesis, the latest novel by the American writer, the story of a young 23-year-old Jew, a teacher of Newark gymnastics, retired in 1944 due to myopia when he wanted to fight in Europe with his compatriots.

Endowed with a great sense of duty, Bucky Cantor therefore animates and directs a playground and will wage another war, that against a strange

Nemesis

is a novel about fear, panic, anger, suffering, the body, guilt, and above all...

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