It is said to have been the French religious reformer Jean Calvin who coined the term ”libertine”. It was meant as an insult directed toward the klentrogna who would not conform to the rättrognas order. The importance was then to be more specific: a libertine, above all, was sexually amoral. The most famous, or infamous, libertinen is probably the marquis de Sade.
There is an interesting paradox here. Libertine is derived from the Latin word for free. But they Said the sexual universe is in many ways a mirror image of the Calvin strictly systematic theology. The marquis is obsessed with the sexuality of algebra, not of pleasure and expression. Not much freedom there.
to the stage at the Hipp in Malmö turned into a windowless and claustrophobic boudoir with walls of köttfärgade drapes. Here are staged britten Christopher Hampton's dramatization of the French 1700-famous Pierre Choderlos de Laclos novel ”Dangerous relations”, built around two libertiners awesome games.
the Director of the Ada Berger emphasizes in an interview in the programhäftet just the deck as his setup theme. And it is true if one takes into account the regulated and ritual in the deck, its upprepningstvång. But if the deck should also be freedom and joy, so the marquise de Merteuils and count the Valmonts activities around bed certainly not a game.
the Ensemble looks to have picked up from a twistpåse, the caricatured oversized 1700-talskostymerna in the garish colors would make any aficionado happy.
the great merit that it clearly portrays cynismens joylessness, dress the world - and människoföraktet in its proper prison, but at the same time manages to be hilarious and fun. Ada Berger has, you realize, not for not previously worked both with Sissela Benn and Liv Strömquist.
the Ensemble looks to have picked up from a twistpåse, the caricatured oversized 1700-talskostymerna in the garish colors would make any aficionado happy. Also the style of play has left realism far behind to instead draw inspiration from the commedia dell'arte, farce, mime, ballet.
The libertinska the wolves ' alfahona the marquise de Merteuil. It is she who points out the lamb salongsprofilen Valmont to sink your teeth into; the 15-year-old virgin Cécile. The count, however, say no. He cares about his reputation and she is an easy prey. Instead, he wants to (be)pitch the überdygdiga madame de Tourvel.
Merteuil to the dormant volcano of anger. Erik Olsson's grizzled salesman is cut out of a commercial for Dressmann and moons in a convincing way about his bad reputation. Most impressed I am, perhaps, still of Mari Götesdotter that allows the fingers and the feet say more than a thousand words madame de Tourvel. It is also she who for the ogarderade love is in the closed room and let it punch a hole in the murväggar libertinerna built war themselves.
Christopher Hampton's dramatization was made in the 1980s. There was also the ”Dangerous connections” blockbuster movie not just once (”Dangerous desires” and ”Valmont”). The story was completely the right thing in the nyupptäcka egoismens and the creeping aids-anguish decade.
And what tells us when ”the Dangerous connections” of the day? Perhaps after all the same as then. Free is only when you dare to give himself up.