By Wajdi Mouawad
Lorsque le notaire Lebel lit aux jumeaux Jeanne et Simon le testomony de leur mère Nawal, il réveille en eux l’incertaine histoire de leur naissance : qui fut leur père, et par quelle odysée ont-ils vu le jour loin du can pay d’origine de leur mère ? En remettant à chacun une enveloppe, destinée l’une à ce père qu’ils croyaient mort et l’autre à leur frère dont ils ignoraient l’existence, il fait bouger les continents de leur douleur : dans le livre des heures de cette famille, des drames insoupçonnés les attendent, qui portent les couleurs de l’irréparable. Mais le prix à payer pour que s’apaise l’âme tourmentée de Nawal risque de dévorer les destins de Jeanne et Simon.
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Lady Wentworth in a letter dated 10 December 1708 told of a rehearsal of Pirro e Demetrio the Page 14 day before, apparently at the Duchess of Marlborough's house; the Duchess had persuaded Nicolini, the castrato, to sing, "but Mrs. Taufs huft and would not sing because he had first put it ofe; though she was thear yet she would not, but went away. " On 13 March 1709 at a party at the Duke of Somerset's, Mrs Tofts sang, and kisses were sold at a guinea each. At the end of the 17089 season Mrs Tofts left the stage, for what reasons we cannot tell; she may have carried her haughtiness too far, but there was a revolution at the theatres and she may have fallen a victim to it.
See TILLY, JOHN. Tilman. See TILLMAN. Tilson, Gertrude. See MAHON, MRS GILBERT. " See FOOTE, SAMUEL. "Timbertoe, Mons" [fl. 17521754], dancer. " At the Haymarket in 175253 Timbertoe offered a hornpipe on several occasions. On 7 March 1754 at the Haymarket there was dancing by ''The Great New Timbertoe," who may or may not have been the same performer. On the eleventh he joined Signora Mentorini in an English Ballet, and the pair entertained with a Burlesque Ballet on 30 March. On 1 April they were principal performers in The Adventures of Fribble; on 22 April Timbertoe offered Grand Burlesque Dances; and on 2 May he shared a benefit with Signora Gapatoona.
Oh, zounds, what a Mantuan pattern! Would a man, damn his kindred to grapple a slattern? Her coif seem'd so greas'd, and her vestment so worn, In the rage of the fete she look'dfinely forlorn. " Charlotte Tidswell died at the age of 86 on 3 September 1846, according to Giles Play-fair's Kean. Miss Tidswell appears as Corinna, with William Parsons as Old Philpot and John Bannister as Young Philpot, in an engraving by an unknown artist of a scene from The Citizen. An example is in the Harvard Theatre Collection.