Jour de Gloire is a line from the French national anthem, La Marseillaise: “Allons enfants de la Patrie/Le Jour de Gloire est arrive!” ("Come on children of the fatherland/The Day of Glory is here!") No one took that line more seriously in French history, perhaps world history, than Napoleon. His seduction of history consumed his entire life so much so that he overlooked the great wake of change, inspiringly positive and devastatingly negative, which he caused across Europe and the world.
In MIKKO MACCHIONE's lyrical play Jour De Gloire, history is embodied by the lovely Muse of History, Clio. For ...Read More