1 August 2020

Charles Dorel in Sennecé-lès-Mâcon (Saône-et-Loire (71))


The peasant Charles Dorel is said to have been imprisoned here in the tower at Sennecé-lès-Mâcon by the Marquis de Gorge in 1788 at the time of the French revolution. This is the only remaining part of the château in the village. Serge Renoud-Lyat has the manuscript of the story, has met the director Guillaume Main and the novelists Albine Novarino-Pothier and Béatrice Mandopoulos. In January a novel and a film were being prepared, along with a theatrical project.

These ideas were beging made at the beginning of the year, although on 30 July this year the Journal de Saône-et-Loire announced that the Théâtre pour l'espoir envisage putting on a five-act play based on the original manuscript in 2021. It is seeking support and its ideal would be to put on the play in front of the tower: from there, who knows? The organisation encourages handicapped players or those working behind the scenes.

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