Friday, November 6, 2015
In Context: Savannah Bay
Marguerite Duras' play Savannah Bay comes to BAM on November 11. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of articles and videos related to the show. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought below and by posting on social media using #MargueriteDuras.
Savannah Bay (PDF)
Marguerite Duras: Surviving—and thriving—against all odds (BAM blog)
"In every aspect of her life, Duras embodied a trés Français extremity—an obsession with eroticism, death, liquor, and life."
"Marguerite Duras at 100" (Times Literary Supplement)
Writer Dan Gunn assesses the French writer during her 2014 centenary.
Watch & Listen
"A Harsh Tale of War, But An Unforgettable Read" (NPR)
Elsewhere in Duras' oeuvre, an autobiographical tale of life in occupied Paris.
Marguerite Duras: Worn Out With A Desire to Write (YouTube)
"Just imagine. 15 and a half..." The writer discusses a childhood spent in Vietnam and more.
Now your turn...
What did you think of the show? Was this your first experience seeing something by Duras? Did her characters' remembering provoke yours? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #MargueriteDuras.