The Fables of La Fontaine


[Les Fables de la Fontaine]

Based on Jean de la Fontaine’s Anthology
Music by Michael Galasso
Costumes by Moidele Bickel
Premiered on January 30, 2004 at the Comédie-Française, Paris, France

The unlikely coming together of Mr. Wilson, a Texas-born avant-gardist deluxe, and the Comédie-Française, the three-and-a-half-centuries-old classical theater company of Paris, has produced one of those rare, mutually beneficial marriages of opposites that take both partners in brave new directions while allowing them to retain their own identities.
— Ben Brantley (The New York Times), July 12, 2007
Fables, a marvel of wisdom, subtlety, simplicity, elegance and fun in an enchanted bestiary all the more magical for the masks—mouse, crow, frog, monkey, fox, deer, lion—worn by the actors to present their animals.
— Maria Shevtsova in her book “Robert Wilson” (2007)
The Fables of La Fontaine by Robert Wilson (Art Book)

In 2004, after Robert Wilson's acclaimed production of The Fables of La Fontaine had opened at the Comédie Française in Paris, the Fondation Pierre Bergé / Yves Saint-Laurent presented an exhibition of Wilson's drawings for the production. The Foundation also published this beautiful art book, which contains high-quality prints of Wilson's drawings, around a selection of La Fontaine's Fables.

The book includes an index of Robert Wilson's drawings that were featured in the 2004 exhibition.

140 pages (heavy-stock), including 34 transparent (vellum) pages, Hardcover bind
Language: French
Illustrations by Robert Wilson
Additional texts by Pierre Bergé, Marcel Bozonnet and Marc Fumaroli
Published by the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, France, 2004

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