Robert Lepage’s 887, an autobiographical exploration of memory, aging, and Québec’s Quiet Revolution, is currently running at the National Arts Centre for the first time in English and if you haven’t already seen it, you should. 1,321 more words
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Rarely has a trip down memory lane been quite so visceral.
Robert Lepage is a French-Canadia actor, writer and dramaturge of international reputation hailing from Quebec, and 887 (the number of his childhood home) he literally walks us through the key and formative moments of his life neatly woven around a story about his inability to learn the lines of Michele Lalonde’s 1968 poem ‘Speak White’ which he needed to do for a cultural engagement. 97 more words
By Madison Schindele
“You are too thin to be an opera singer,” older ladies from my church squawked at me when I was young. Looking at my petite, 5’2” stature, it was no surprise that I wasn’t automatically compared to the stereotypical Rubenesque soprano, complete with breastplate, spear, and horns. 644 more words
While this country is full of brilliant artists, it seems to me the only one who actually qualifies as a genius is Robert Lepage.
He is an actor and a director and a writer and a performer, but most important, he is a creator in the purest sense of the word. 696 more words