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Robin and Marion's


A workshop offered to high school students with a theater option
Robin and Marion's game is a gem of dramatic literature in French written by writer and musician Adam de la Halle in the 13th century.

Juxtaposition of a pastourelle and a bergerie (literaly a sheepfold), this theatrical game is punctuated by the interpolation of many sung (and sometimes danced) refrains from the popular and bourgeois culture of northern France. Pastourelle : Robin, a shepherd comes to help his shepherdess Marion taken by the clumsy attempts at seduction of a knight who is not very good at speaking. Bergerie : enchantment where dances and games mingle with a good meal shared between fellow shepherds and peasants.


This game is a unique opportunity for students to confront questions and situations related to an unusual text, written in Old French.

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