Pictures of Love

Written and directed by Cassie Valance, based on “Omphale” and “The coffee pot” by Theophile Gautier.

The play:

Alongside Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset and Stendhal, Theophile Gautier is one of the most important French Romantic writer from the 19th Century. Mixing the beauty and the comedy, his most famous novels are Le capitaine Fracasse and The romance of the Mummy which inspired many modern movies. Exchange Theatre creates Pictures of Love in June 2011, inspired by two short stories by Gautier where paintings come alive and carpets fall in love.

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