The Soldier's Tale

Karin Merazzi-jacobson

Publisher Edition Clandestin

ISBN 9783905297737

Idea Code 18564

Elsi Giauque, a leading figure in Swiss textile art, and her husband, painter Fernand Giauque, also cultivated the art of marionette theatre at their home in Festi-Ligerz on Lake Biel, Switzerland. Between 1927 and 1947 they realized several productions together with contemporary artists. The most remarkable of these was in 1931, when they put on ‘The Soldier’s Tale’ by Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz. Music by Stravinsky was selected for the performance in a cast of only three instruments: clarinet, violin, piano. Through archive images and documents, this book presents the original production and script in three languages, as well as a new production which took place in 2017.

312 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, hb, German/French/English


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