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Coup de sang

Drama by Jean Daigle, premiered at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, November 12, 1976. Translated into English as Burning Ashes by Bill Glassco.

At the turn of the century, in a rural home, claustrophobia begins to stifle Julie, a spinster in her 30s, and places her in hopeless rebellion. The hiring of Henri, the future husband of Julie's niece, as farm hand, releases an explosion of passions that will destroy everyone.

Like many of Daigle's plays (ie; La débacle), the work speaks succinctly of the dangers of repression and of rural small-mindedness. The people of his plays are barely able to contain their emotions but, sadly, are not equipped to express them appropriately either.

Commentary by Gaetan Charlebois

Last updated 2020-11-17