The True Story of Martin Guerre by Jean de Coras

bookshelves: published-2016, france-languedoc, winter-20152016, play-dramatisation, radio-4x, historical-fiction

Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from February 20 to 21, 2016…

Description: Charged as an imposter, Guerre’s trial is dramatised from notes of the 16th-century French judge, Jean de Coras. Stars Sean Bean

I would so love to see the film!

Martin Guerre, a French peasant of the 16th century, was at the center of a famous case of imposture. Several years after he had left his wife, child, and village, a man claiming to be Guerre reappeared. He lived with Guerre’s wife and son for three years. The false Martin Guerre was eventually suspected of the impersonation. He was tried, discovered to be a man named Arnaud du Tilh, and executed. The real Martin Guerre had returned during the trial. The case continues to be studied and dramatized to this day.
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One thought on “The True Story of Martin Guerre by Jean de Coras

  1. Have read the Janet Lewis novella and seen the film and loved them both. Not sure I’d bother with the ‘true’ story, I was more interested in the themes of identity, love, and trust that cam out in the fictionalised version. Sometimes IMO fiction is more true than the truth, if you know what I mean…

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