Claude Moreau produced and
performed «La mémoire des pierres» for Cordes sur
Ciel one of the most beautiful and famous ancient villages in the south
of France, near Toulouse.
For three years running there were more than 25000
people in the audience.
was a beautifully written drama which
used the natural decoration of the site to great effect and masterfully
orchestrated sound and lights.
The story took place in the 18th century.
In the streets of Cordes, an alchemist interpreted by the famous French
actor Claude Rich, wandered at night looking for the laboratory of his
ancestor who was an alchemist. During the course of his quest the stones
of the town spoke thus evoking seven centuries of the town’s history
including it’s birth,
the plague, the horror of the inquisition, the mystery of the «Templiers»,
the religious wars….
80 amateur actors from
the town played on stage.
|| Extracts from press reviews:
« A great spectacle, Claude Rich was magnificent ».
France 2 television news.
« A message of tolerance and fraternity »
« A spectacular fresco, the direction is pure magic »
« The spectacle, the special effects, the film projected on
a great screen, the sound and music and the costumes inspire the members
of the audience to dive not only into this period but into the entire history
of France. »
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France 3 television news.