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Wajdi Mouawad; Photo © DR
Over the past twenty years, Wajdi Mouawad has risen to fame in Canada and internationally, acclaimed for the power of his writing and the originality of his vision as a theatre director. He is the author of an epic quartet for the stage, The Blood of Promises (Tideline, Scorched, Forests, Heavens), and two novels, Visage retrouvé and Anima, which garnered numerous prizes and distinctions. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages and his plays have been produced around the world, notably in England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, Mexico, Australia and the United States. In 2016, he was named artistic director of the Théâtre
de la Colline–théâtre national in Paris.
QUOTES OF NOTEAnima
“Anima’s a novel that seeks to touch your soul. And it does: it is dramatic, intense, dark. Wajdi Mouawad explores the land of his character’s feelings, as well as his own, which is extreme and complex, just as all his literature is. Human limits, such as cruelty and violence, are some of the axis of his work, developed in a very particular and poetic style throughout all his work. A very special and intense author who has many ingredients [and could] end up becoming, [at] some point, a classic.”
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