Monthly Archives: decembrie 2014

„Mademoiselle de Maupin”

D’Albert: „[…] Qu’importe, au bout du compte, ce que je pense ou ce que je ne pense pas; que je sois triste lorsque je semble gai, joyeux quand j’ai l’air mélancolique? On ne trouve pas à redire à ce que je n’aille pas nu: ne puis-je habiller ma figure comme mon corps? Pourquoi un masque serait-il plus répréhensible qu’une culotte, et un mensonge qu’un corset?”

Madeleine: „[…] Bien souvent le sens de la vie est que ce n’est pas la mort. Voilà tout.”

Théophile Gautier – „Mademoiselle de Maupin” (1835)


Pulcinella (Maurice Sand)


Eduardo de Filippo – „Filumena”

Filumena: „[…] Do you know what makes a woman cry? She weeps for the good things she’s known, tears are a luxury, so why should I cry?” (Actul I)

„What can I hold you with?’

„I offer you that kernel of myself that I have saved,

somehow – the central heart that deals not

in words, traffics not with dreams and is

untouched by time, by joy, by adversities.

I offer you the memory of a yellow rose seen at

sunset, years before you were born.

I offer you explanations of yourself, theories about

yourself, authentic and surprising news of


I can give you my loneliness, my darkness, the

hunger of my heart; I am trying to bribe you

with uncertainty, with danger, with defeat.”

Jorge Luis Borges – Two English Poems (1934)