New book: Textes du Théâtre Populaire Martiniquais

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Textes du Théâtre Populaire Martiniquais (Publibook, 2009) celebrates the rich artistic life and production of the Théâtre Populaire Martiniquais [The Martinican Popular Theater] since the 1970s.

Actor, writer, and director Henri Melon gathers works that span 30 years of “theatrical passion,” while offering a critical view of the Martinican context. Including plays that explore social themes (“Fils de la nuit”) as well as philosophical inquiry (“L’Anthropomorphose ou le conte de Bandolié”), this collection presents an examination of the intersections of the Caribbean social and literary stage.

Melon was born in 1935 in St. Esprit, Martinique. After studying literature in Paris, he began his life-long acting career. Our readers may remember him from his role as Monsieur Roc in Rue Cases-Nègres [Sugar Cane Alley]. He has directed and taught theater in Fort-de-France. Melon is also the author of the novel Thélucia (Editions de l’Harmattan, 2004).

For review and purchasing information, see http://www.publibook.com/boutique2006/detail-4292-PB.html

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