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French interpretation/ L’événement d’Annie Ernaux- The Happening

Hosted by the Consul of the Rabat Arts & Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 21 Sep 20:00 - 22:00

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Theatre lovers! Join us to attend:

A brilliant single interpretation (in FRENCH) of the Happening (L'évènement) of Annie Ernaux by Françoise Gillard of La Comédie Française.

Please try to be ready with your ticket by 19.45 in the lobby.

Not recommended for minors under 15

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Dans « L’Événement », Annie Ernaux raconte en détail et avec le recul de plusieurs décennies trois mois de sa vie, entre octobre Protected content janvier Protected content trois mois séparant la période où elle se découvre enceinte et les jours qui suivent son avortement. Trois mois durant lesquels sa résolution se heurte aux préjugés, à la morale et à la violence d’un monde façonné par la domination masculine. Face à une « faiseuse d’anges », elle décrit comment elle s’est sentie naître en tant que femme.

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In Protected content , Annie Ernaux, 23 and unattached, realizes she is pregnant. Shame arises in her like a plague: Understanding that her pregnancy will mark her and her family as social failures, she knows she cannot keep that child.
This is the story, written forty years later, of a trauma Ernaux never overcame. In a France where abortion was illegal, she attempted, in vain, to self-administer the abortion with a knitting needle. Fearful and desperate, she finally located an abortionist, and ends up in a hospital emergency ward where she nearly dies.
In Happening, Ernaux sifts through her memories and her journal entries dating from those days. Clearly, cleanly, she gleans the meanings of her experience.