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House of Anansi Press

The Blue Dragon

Written by Robert Lepage • Written by Marie Michaud • Illustrated by Fred Jourdain

Published November 05, 2011 | ISBN 9781770890374

Cover of The Blue Dragon

Regular price $19.95 CAD

184 pages | 12 in × 9 in
Print Format

About this book

The Blue Dragon

Robert Lepage • Marie Michaud • Fred Jourdain

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.

About the Creators

Robert Lepage

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

Marie Michaud is a leading Quebecoise theatre actress. She has performed over fifty roles with top directors including Robert Lepage and Denis Marleau. She is currently starring in the role of Claire Forest in the theatrical version of The Blue Dragon, which she co-wrote with Robert Lepage.

Fred Jourdain

Fred Jourdain is an artist and designer, best known for his portraits of great jazz, rock, and film figures. His work is currently on display at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa.