Geneviève Hasenohr

Le Jeu d'Adam


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Edité et traduit par Geneviève Hasenohr
Introduction de Jean-Pierre Bordier
Introduction de Geneviève Hasenohr
Editeur Librairie Droz S.A.
Distributeur Editions de Boccard

At the turn of the 12th-13th centuries, the Jeu d’Adam inaugurated the history of French theater by staging the origins of human history: the creation, temptation, and fall of Adam and Eve, and the murder of Abel. This is the first critical edition of the only copy of this masterpiece, setting the work in its social and liturgical environment. The Jeu d’Adam has its place in the Latin theater tradition, which it subverts by adopting French to achieve dialogues of unprecedented dramatic force ...