by Valerie Novarina
with Hilario Saavedra
In Valère Novarina's 'Le Babil des classes dangereuses is a lengthy monologue by Adramelech, the Drama King (Melech in Hebrew and Malik in Arabic both translate as "king"). This monologue, has become a play itself, a one-man tour de force. In a vivid but disordered way. Adramelech tells stories of the wars he lived through, of his childhood, his passions, his numerous crimes. He issues appeals to former classmates, strides through the French Alps, mimics the bible, and seems, indeed, on the verge of prophecy.
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