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Culture in France

No joke when French clowns perform theatre

Audio 05:08
"Les clowns" by François Cervantes
"Les clowns" by François Cervantes ® Christophe Raynaud de Lage
By: Rosslyn Hyams
6 min

A trio of French clowns wants to perform theatre. They stumble across William Shakespeare's King Lear. But this is not a joke. RFI reports on a seriously abridged, 21st century version of the tragedy somewhere between circus and drama.

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