With Emmanuelle Lafon, Juliette Fontaine and Jean-François Robardet. Premiered at the Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon – CNES, November 2010.
Richard II by William Shakespeare describes the path of a man convicted of escaping the laws of reality by his divine nature. Facing the events, his constant questioning about his role will lead him to dismissal, imprisonment and death. The Only Richard project stages this course and this destructive relationship with reality, through a proposal that combines theater, film, digital arts and music.
Richard is alone on stage. All other characters in the play and the outside world are in a movie that is handled directly by the actress, via an interactive apparatus. The entire film takes place in a garden. The amateur performers face a subjective camera that is Richard’s eye, transformed by the gestures of the actress. Around her, three operators play the music and sound. The project opens a questioning about control, solitude and loss of power. Two realities, two spaces, two temporalities and two words are confronted as Richard, sinking into the night, fades away from a world he can’t control anymore.
Création à la Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon – CNES, 2010.