555: Verlaine en Prison

Author(s): Logan Lopez Gonzalez and Eleanor Burke Company: Green Opera
Venue: Arcola Theatre, London Dates:

“Paul Verlaine, for shooting and injuring Arthur Rimbaud with a revolver, you are hereby sentenced to 555 days in prison!”

The untold and unjust story one of France’s most celebrated poets, Paul Verlaine, who shot and injured his lover, the 17-year-old poet Arthur Rimbaud. Despite Rimbaud dropping the charges, Verlaine’s homosexuality ensured that he received the maximum sentence: 555 days in Mons prison.

555: Verlaine en Prison weaves together settings of Verlaine’s poetry by Debussy, Hahn and Fauré and extracts from his letters and poems.

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