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CHILDREN OF HELL
Reading performance by Jean Delabroy
Created in January 2013
Jean Delabroy revisits eight historic plays dedicated to the Wars of The Roses by Shakespeare. "Enfants de l’enfer" ("Children of hell") consists of two monologues, "Immanité" and Humanity": Jeanne of Arc and Sir Lord Falstaff successively tell the hell of war that brings into conflict both houses of York and Lancashire for the succession of England’s throne. But this war is not a war like others. It is all past wars and ones to come, with its three dogs: Faim, Fer and Feu (Hunger, Iron and Fire).
It is the very hell of every conflict, with breaking murders that drown everything in a blood bath, so much, that no one can no longer differentiate between a white rose or red rose. This work plunges us to the heart of nuclear separation that History becomes.