Victor Hugo and the Politics of Les Misérables
With George Paizis
Tuesday 19th February, 6.30pm, £2
Bookmarks, 1 Bloomsbury Street
First published in 1862, Les Misérables has been hugely successful as a novel, a musical and is now on the big screen. Over 60 million people have seen it in the theatre alone.
When Hugo died, over two million people lined the streets of Paris. Louise Michel, the revolutionary who led the Paris Commune, called herself Enjolras after the student leader of the revolution at the heart of the novel.
150 years later it still inspires audiences around the world to sing of revolution, barricades and a better world.
George Paizis will look at the politics of Victor Hugo and the way these have been portrayed on page, stage and screen. Join us for an evening of debate on revolution and barricades.
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