Home de David Storey

Ils sont cinq, sous une tonnelle, ils cherchent la chaise qui leur manque pour se réunir autour de la table. Quand ils seront assis, ils pourront se dire, les rires, les larmes… Jack pourra raconter combien est passionnante sa famille, si nombreuse,  et on l’écoutera, et on fera attention à lui… Marjorie, elle, expliquera que c’est insupportable Noël avec tous ces gens heureux quand on est seule… Et ça fera du bien… Nous comprendrons peu à peu qui ils sont et quelle est la nature du lieu où ils se trouvent. A travers un dialogue allusif, peuplé de longs silences, le texte de David Storey, magnifiquement adapté par Marguerite Duras, reconstitue le climat et l’univers de la maison de santé où ils se trouvent. Home, la maison, le pays natal, l’asile… Pour Chantal Morel, qui monta la pièce une première fois en 86, le geste va au-delà d’un retour à la maison. « Ce que ce texte disait, c’était la dignité, celle que l’on vole aux plus fragiles, à ceux que l’émotion ou la difficulté de vivre ont amené dans ce lieu, (…)

Aujourd’hui il dit toujours la dignité, l’humilité, et le don de soi d’un acteur au service de la parole de ceux qui ne peuvent pas pleurer comme des enfants faute d’être rejetés du train en marche, qui n’ont pas le désir de prendre la place de l’autre et seront rejetés du train en marche. »

Le texte, la façon dont il est né, dont il est apparu aux yeux du metteur en scène qui naissait en elle, devait dessiner une vie de théâtre, une manière de vivre le théâtre comme un art de la disparition de soi pour céder la place à la voix de l’autre, aux voix des autres. Rendre visible tant de choses invisibles, c’est ce à quoi s’est employée Chantal Morel depuis le tout début de son aventure théâtrale, qu’elle adapte Dostoïevski, Bourdhouxhe, ou Maeterlinck ou qu’elle mette en scène Shakespeare, Tchekhov ou Valletti. En 1986, elle relevait pour l’Avant-Scène une phrase du texte de Storey qui l’avait particulièrement marquée : « Ce qui manque le plus, c’est la persévérance. On entreprend quelque chose, on ne le termine pas, on l’abandonne ». Elle ajoutait : « Aller jusqu’au bout c’est un problème de dignité. » C’est cette détermination tranquille qui marque son travail et qui fait du théâtre de Chantal Morel une chose rare et salutaire, intemporelle et essentielle, le théâtre comme il devrait toujours arriver, par respect pour l’homme qui est derrière chaque spectateur.

 

 

David Storey

 

Romancier, poète, auteur dramatique et scénariste, David Storey est né le 13 juillet 1933 à Wakefield dans la province anglaise du Yorkshire. Son premier roman This Sporting Life remporte un important succès et fait l’objet d’une adaptation cinématographique dont David Storey écrit le scénario et les dialogues. Ce film, réalisé par Lindsay Anderson, remporte la Palme d’or au Festival de Cannes en 1969.

 

L’entièreté de son œuvre comprend une quarantaine d’ouvrages dont quinze romans et recueils de poésie. Entre 1967 et 1980, David Storey écrit dix pièces pour le théâtre qui seront toutes créées au Royal National Theatre à Londres. Les plus connues sont: Home, The Contractor, The Changing Room et The Restoration of Arnold Middelton.

 

Ses textes remportent treize prix littéraires et révèlent David Storey comme un des auteurs les plus prometteurs de sa génération. Il est un auteur de la violence, de la passion et du désespoir. Il touche des thèmes comme la lutte des classes, la famille, ou la folie. Son écriture est physique, violente et profondément humaine.

 

Lors de sa création, Home remporte un énorme succès auprès du public et du monde littéraire. Cette pièce est encouragée par trois prix de littérature anglaise en 1970 et permet à deux acteurs de théâtre (John Gielgud et Ralph Richardson) de jouer ce qui sera l’un des plus grands succès de leur carrière. A l’époque, le ton caustique de cette œuvre explore un nouveau style d’écriture, fait de silences et de suspensions. Il implique un grand engagement physique de l’acteur et demande à celui-ci de placer une confi ance absolue dans l’écriture et le parti pris atypique de la mise en scène.

 

En 1972, Claude Régy fait découvrir cet auteur au public français en même temps que d’autres auteurs de grand talent comme Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, James Saudners et Edward Bond. Marguerite Duras accepte de faire l’adaptation française de Home qui sera publiée aux Editions Gallimard, en 1973. La pièce sera d’abord montée par Claude Régy puis recréée par Chantal Morel en 1986 au Théâtre de la Tempête où cette version remporte le prix du public et celui de l’interprétation du Printemps du Théâtre.

 

Depuis lors, cette pièce n’a plus été montée. De toutes celles que David Storey a écrites, elle est la plus intemporelle et la plus radicale dans son mode d’écriture.

 

 



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Avatar David

The quality of this pan is exlceelnt however I am very disappointed with how some foods stick. I followed the directions about not heating it too quickly or too high and always used some sort of spray or oil. However, I have not been able to cook eggs without them sticking to the entire bottom of the pan. Other foods don't stick as much as eggs, but they still do not slide out easily. I was willing to spend a lot for this pan as I thought it would be healthier than the usual non stick coatings that chip and flake but I really don't think this pan is worth $75.00.

Le 14-06-2012 à 10:05:45

Avatar Jair

Depression is a vicious enemy, and you have to fight back. You may feel like you're not storng enough to fight, but you really do have that strength. You really are stornger than you think.When you're depressed, you constantly have self-defeating thoughts. The only thing you can focus on is your sadness. When you're depressed, it can be difficult to get out of that depression. Say to yourself, Do I really want to be depressed? Do I like feeling this way? Of course you don't want to be depressed. No matter how bad you feel, hold on. *Don't let yourself get to the point where you feel like there's no hope. I guarantee that there is always hope. Don't let yourself stay in your depression. Fight back!*A good way to fight depression is to keep busy. When you're depressed, you usually don't feel like doing anything. You just want to lie in bed or sit in a chair. If you do that, your mind will become idle, and self-defeating thoughts may come into your head.*As soon as depression starts, stand up and keep moving. When you're busy doing something, you won't be thinking about your problems; instead, your mind and body will be occupied with the task you're doing. You may not feel like doing that task, but force yourself to do it. Even if you feel incredibly bad, get up and move. In the first few minutes of that task, you might feel like giving up. You'll have the urge to sit back down. Force yourself to keep moving. You'll start to feel better.*Depression can sometimes grow while you're eating. When you're eating, your mind can easily become idle, and the depression can increase. To fight depression while you're eating, read something to keep your mind occupied. Another way to keep your mind busy while you're eating is to write a word on a piece of paper*A good way to fight depression is to do something every day. You can make a list of things you need to do each day.*When you're depressed, interact with people as soon as possible. You can call someone on the phone or go shopping. Be around people. Talking can really help. You don't have to talk about your depression; talk about anything. *Another way to fight depression is to find a way to be needed. You can buy a plant. Think of the plant as your friend. Think how it depends on you to take care of it. Your plant is sitting there, waiting for you to be nice to it. When you water it, think how kind you are because you're taking care of its needs.*Here are some nice things you can do for people: Compliment people about the way they're dressed.Send a gift to someone. Gifts are expected at birthdays and Christmas, so you can surprise that person by sending a gift at a different time of the year. Send the person a box of candy or a CD you've enjoyed. Enclose a card to say that you were thinking of that person. If you take your lunch to work, bring an extra side dish, such as an individual serving of applesauce. Offer it to someone during lunch. If that person genuinely likes the applesauce, buy a six-pack of it, and give it to that person as a present.Send a thank-you card to one of your former teachers. Tell the teacher how much you enjoyed the class, and tell the teacher what you liked about him or her. Visualize how happy the teacher will be when he or she reads your card.If there's someone who makes you unhappy, think about that person's good qualities. Send a card to tell that person what you admire about him or her. That card will be a complete surprise, and it will make that person feel good.Send a card to your barber to say how much you like your haircuts.Write a letter to a high-school friend you haven't seen in a long time. Tell that person how much you enjoyed his or her friendship. Tell that person that he or she made your life happier and that you're glad you have met them.If you had an argument with someone, apologize to that person. Humble yourself and take the blame for the argument. This can be a difficult thing to do, but when you elevate the other person, you'll feel incredibly good about yourself. This will show you that you have a storng character, and it will prove to you that you're worthwhile. If you don't feel comfortable talking to that person, send a letter. Don't avoid people who make you unhappy. Think of ways to be nice to them. It's easy to be nice to your friends, but you'll get a wonderful feeling when you're nice to someone who isn't your friend.When you take a walk, smile and say hi to the people you pass. It's often unexpected, and it will make them feel good. Especially say hi to children. Adults sometimes ignore children when they pass them, but saying hi will make the children feel special.Visit someone in the hospital. You're expected to visit family and friends, but it's nice when you visit someone you don't know very well. It will be unexpected, and it will make that person feel good. Ask that person whether there's anything you can bring to him or her.Remember: Don't give in to depression. Fight back!Good luckValentino

Le 09-02-2013 à 20:04:46

Avatar Horbelia

We don’t have “heating costs ordinance” as the deisgn of heating systems in the UK is very different from what a lot of blocks of flats in Germany have.In the UK most flats (well over 95%) have their own self contained heating system, most often a gas boiler. Each flat will have its own gas and electivity meters with the tenant paying the energy providers directly. (I not going to try to explain how there can be different companies you can buy the same gas/electivity from var the same pipes/cables).So in the UK if you rent a flat it is very unlikely that the landlord will be charging you for heat.I expect that in Germany it is normal to have shared heating system for a block of flats with the heating system being controlled by the landlord and each flat being charged for the heat it used, assuming that an area wide District heating system is not in use. The only time it is normal for a landlord to provide a shared heating system is when you are renting a single room in the shared house, sometimes call a HMO.When we talk about Central Heating in the UK, we mean a boiler in each flat, normally in the kitchen, powering radiators in each room, rather than a gas fire in each room.It is so uncommon to have a shared boiler for all flats in a block that I can even think of the name we use for that setup!

Le 10-02-2013 à 05:12:47

Avatar Waleed

Arguments over heating costs in HMOs (Multiple sheard houses Henike)are one of the biggest sources of problems.And it comes in 2 ways. Firstly there is the disastrous practice of leaving a gas card and electricity key for the tenants to argue over or lose. The landlords usually thinking it isnt their problem when this happens but the dischord it creates usually affects them somewhere.Secondly landlords charging tenants a flat rate, say a310 a week and then arguing with the tenants that they should pay more because the bills are higher as a result of the tenants leaving the heating on all day.For some time there have been smart meters on the market, small digital affairs that can meter individual rooms so each tenant pays their own bill. There even companies who will fit them for free and yet landlords dont take adavantge of a service that would take all the arguments out of the equation

Le 10-02-2013 à 13:21:06

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