Simon Denis & Jérémie Le Louët

Ciels de feu et de glace

Tales from the twilight by Marcel Schwob

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” Oscar Wilde

In 2014, the Musée de la Poste, in Paris, commissioned Dramaticules to create the programme for a staged-reading in resonance with the La Tête dans les nuages exhibition, hosted by the Musée du Montparnasse from the 10th February to the 18th May 2014.

Jérémie Le Louët turned to one of his favourite authors: Marcel Schwob. The two folk tales which compose the Ciels de feu et de glace programme are paintings of the apocalypse. Marcel Schwob is undoubtedly one of the most visual storytellers in French literature. In The Death of Odjigh and Fire on Earth, he transports us to the frontiers of the fantastical, via lands in which the strangest of atmospheres prevails. The last survivors of a world in its death-throes, the different characters take on a sacrificial quality, as they bring with them the hope of a renaissance, and a new world.