PART II: OF COMMODITIES AND KIN: Chapter Four: Archetypes and Ideologies for Sale

January 1997
Performing Identities on the Stages of Quebec;1997, p97
Book Chapter
The article presents a critical analysis of the play "Salut vieille branche!," a street comedy performed by Theater Parminou. It reconstructs scenes in the play and analyzes its political, symbolic and historical significance. It argues that the play attacks the concept of patrimony by making fun of the family names common in Quebec society. Moreover, the play attacks the pioneer mythology of the New World, likening the French monarch to a father who leaves his children after he has sired them.


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