The Blue Dragon by Robert LepageThe Blue Dragon by Robert Lepage

The Blue Dragon

byRobert Lepage, Marie MichaudIllustratorFred Jourdain

Paperback | November 5, 2011

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In this stunning graphic-novel adaptation of Robert Lepage and Marie Michaud's play, the personal meets the political, East meets West, and old meets new. Claire, a Quebecoise art dealer, arrives in China to adopt a little girl. There she visits her ex-husband, Pierre, who after fifteen years in China has begun to question the new directions his adopted country is going in. Claire and Pierre's lover, the young Chinese artist Xiao Ling, become fast friends. Through this classic love triangle, The Blue Dragon examines aging, cultural confusion, fertility, and creativity, and emerges as a fascinating examination of some of modern China's most intriguing paradoxes.Fred Jourdain's gorgeous, colourful, and cinematic drawings do full justice to the story's genesis as one of Robert Lepage's most dazzling theatrical constructions. A feast for the mind as well as the senses, The Blue Dragon is an extraordinary graphic novel for grownups.
ROBERT LEPAGE is a multidisciplinary artist and founder of creative company Ex Machina. A talented director, playwright, actor, and film director, Lepage has been hailed by international critics, for his highly original theatrical works that incorporate the use of new technologies and defy boundaries.Marie Michaud is a leading Quebecoi...
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Title:The Blue DragonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.53 inPublished:November 5, 2011Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770890378

ISBN - 13:9781770890374

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"Using a variety of artistic techniques, from ink drawings to watercolour paintings, Jourdain fleshes out the world around Lepage and Michaud's script..." - J. Kelly Nestruck, Globe and Mail"...natural...fluid, vivid illustrations..." - Sarah Greene, Quill & Quire"...stunning...innovative...more art than graphic novel...The Blue Dragon may be the stroke of genius to win over the reluctant adult who still sees the graphic novel as strictly for kids...this little gem may soon become a collector's item." - Heather Leighton, Rover Arts"Packed with raw emotionality and beautifully rendered artwork that captures the culture and landscape perfectly, The Blue Dragon transfers from the stage to the graphic-novel page very well. It's a marvelously done book." - John Hogan, Graphic Novel Reporter