The mirrored and gilded interior of Paris’ Hotel Lauzun was poet Charles Baudelaire’s residence between 1843 and 1845. It is the inspiration behind a new mini-play by Richard Dalla Rosa. The play focusses on what might have happened ‘behind the scenes’, in the corridors of the hotel, between the women employed as maids. Could they have been the inspiration for Baudelaire’s lesbian poems? Come and enjoy GoodDog Theatre Company’s interpretation of this new writing, freshly translated by Theanou Petrou.
Laisse du vieux Platon se froncer l’oeil austère;
Tu tires ton pardon de l’excès des baisers,
Reine du doux empire, aimable et noble terre,
Et des raffinements toujours inépuisés.
Laisse du vieux Platon se froncer l’oeil austère.
Lesbos, by Charles Baudelaire.
Get tickets for the opening night (September 19th).