L’engagement dans le théâtre haïtien: l’œuvre dramatique de Jean Métellus
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Adamson, Ginette. 1996. L’engagement dans le théâtre haïtien: l’œuvre dramatique de Jean Métellus. Theatre Research International, 21, pp 245-255
In his dramatization of the genocide of Haiti's indigenous Indian population, Jean Metellus sets himself the task of reading the island's future in the archives of Haiti's graveyards. Without being didactic Métellus's Anacaona and Colomb, do have a teaching purpose. They retrace the history of the Indians who lived in Haiti (Ayti) before the arrival of the Conquistadors and their African slaves. In this retracing of history we have a political theatre which calls into question that which and those who allowed this atrocious massacre to take place, and which echoes the dilemmas facing post-Duvalier Haiti.
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