By Richard Grant
In 1929, at a adolescence summit within the Weimar Republic, a bunch of younger americans meet on a distant mountaintop. Their transferring alliances, rivalries and sexual intrigues foreshadow the turmoil and violence that would quickly engulf Europe.
Fifteen years later, those women and men are by surprise reunited as considered one of them discovers an incendiary record from Heinrich Himmler, delivering facts of Hitler's ultimate resolution. A trip from the confusions of teenybopper into the chaos of struggle, Another eco-friendly international reaches from the final shimmering summer time earlier than the nice melancholy into the darkest precincts of the 20th century.
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Ida Mortemart ! Strange, symbolic creature. Alas! such a noble, solemn, haughty woman, cursed with a ridiculously noisy indisposition. Here the author should call on noises off. NOZIERE. Ah, yes! What a find! Do you remember that passage in Casanova's Memoirs where he tells how he met RENE PICK-ARJAN. 55 a woman so indisposed (your words). The author found the story too good to p~ up. PAUL REBOUX. Apparently this rank, embarrassing debility was indispensible to the play. In the child's eyes Ida Mortemart represents the greatness and baseness of human nature.
Now let me say something about Acid Stomach or The Mad Mother by Antonin Artaud. This play showed a young man in almost complete darkness, moving a chair forward then back, utering mysterious phrases as he did so. He died, then a Queen passed by who died in turn and other characters, who also died. The author did not condescend to provide us with the key to this problem. 44 MARCEL SAUVAGE. How wrong you are! Acid Stomach is an "artistic" play for Grand Guignol fans. A violet spot from the wings suddenly vitriolised the actors.
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Another Green World: A Novel by Richard Grant