AFTER A TRIUMPHANT EUROPEAN TOUR, THE RETURN OF ISABELLE HUPPERT AND THE DREAMS OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF ROBERT WILSON.
In the forest of memories, with the frigid cloak of death awaiting her tomorrow, she never forgets she is a queen. She is Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland. She is Isabelle Huppert, an iconic actress in the theatre of Robert Wilson, solemn and vibrant. A master at the art of contrast, she defies the empty space under the glow of dawn and night. Wrapped in vast musical landscapes and a corseted dress, she brings to life this long-ago tragedy through a gleaming of rhythms, lines, and intonations in a powerful face-off between Love, Power, and Death; France, Scotland, and England. With Isabelle Huppert, Mary Said What She Said, a puzzle of trivial and fatal episodes, becomes a pavane and a tomb. The subject, the queen herself, celebrates her coronation in our minds. Beneath the formalism of the Court and master Wilson, the heart is liberated.
direction, sets and lights Robert Wilson with Isabelle Huppert Text Darryl Pinckney Music Ludovico Einaudi
Costumes Jacques Reynaud // associate director Charles Chemin // Collaboration on the set design Annick Lavallée-Benny // Collaboration on the lights Xavier Baron // Collaboration on the costumes design Pascale Paume // Collaboration on the mouvement Fani Sarantari // sound Design Nick Sagar // Make-up Design Sylvie Cailler // hair styling Design Jocelyne Milazzo // translation from english Fabrice Scott