Alladine and Palomides (Alladine et Palomides)
Maurice Maeterlinck won the Nobel Prize in Literature for the year 1911.He was born on 29 August 1862 in Ghent, a town in Flanders; a province of Belgium. A law graduate from the Jesuit College of Saint Barbe, his lack of passion for Bar compelled him hang his black robes rather too early. He started writing plays and wrote them so well that Octave Mirabeau (a prominent critic and scholar of the day) designated him 'The Shakespeare of Belgium'. I like and recommend his Play " Alladin and Palomides". The play reflects dramatic art and mystic beauty. The application of symbolism and almost somnambulant imaginative power showcase his power of dreaming spirit as well as precision as a great Dramatist. The simplification of the dramatic technique has been pushed beyond limits without harming the aesthetics of drama. A dramatic drama indeed!
/Dilbag Firdausi, India
The Blue Bird (L'Oiseau bleu)
A fantastic play full of magical creatures that can be read either by children or adults. This book opens new doors in our own imagination.
/Bertrand Petit, Belgium
It is a magical fantasy play, and it is extremely vivid on the page as I'm sure it would be on the stage. Charming and very entertaining, and the original translation still works today.
/Ryan-Andrew Scott, United States
/Dr Amir, Bangladesh
The Life of the Bee (La vie des abeilles)
This is an amazing philosophical-scientific tractate. Maeterlinck proved that he had an enormous talent of the nature's penetrating observer and a fascinating ability of its description.
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On 27 November 1895 Alfred Nobel signed his last will in Paris.
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