mariage de convenance


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mariage de convenance

(marjaʒ də kɔ̃vənɑ̃s)
n, pl mariages de convenance (marjaʒ də kɔ̃vənɑ̃s)
another term for marriage of convenience
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Il s'agit d'une piece qui evoque le mariage de convenance que le pere a prepare avec un homme inconnu.
Pourtant, l'aneantissement de cette Vierge Marie denaturee (car Claire ne se soustrait pas a la fin dysphorique) semble indiquer que le respect de la predestination feminine (c'est-a-dire l'acquiescement au mariage de convenance et la subordination subsequente de Claire) detruit le sujet feminin, et le mene a sa mort.
Cunning, manipulative, resourceful and undeterred by anything the Fates confront her with, Eloise in this totally believable performance by this superbly clever actress, is determined to prevent a marital catastrophe between the children of the two old men, who are destined to enter into a dynastic mariage de convenance. The denouement is startlingly original -even for Coward.