About the Book
De Petre has done a difficult alchemical operation: to graft the external garden inside himself.
The soul reality –his Wife– created it... he, living witness, proves it in his book. They exist as the orchard itself, inhabit in it with feet and blood, for both it is the vision place.
The words go by the grass together with the bumblebee, the seeds, the cricket, the drops, the stems, the dew, the perfumes…and they stand there suspended, waiting to sprout like any other plant.
“The Garden of the Wife” is an invocation to the memory of the origin, it vindicates that nostalgia for which, knowing it or not, we look for get back to the initial vision where the surprise is the consequence of the natural state of innocence.
De Petre ha hecho una difícil operación alquímica: injertar el jardín externo en su interior.
La realidad del alma -su Esposa- lo creó... él testigo viviente, da prueba en su libro. Ellos existen como el mismo huerto, habitándolo con pies y sangre, para ambos es lugar de visión.
Las palabras andan por la hierba junto a los abejorros, las semillas, los grillos, las gotas, los tallos, el rocío, los perfumes... y quedan suspendidas esperando brotar como cualquier otra planta.
"El jardín de la esposa" es una invocación a la memoria del origen, reivindica aquella nostalgia por la que, sabiéndolo o no, buscamos regresar a la visión inicial donde la sorpresa es consecuencia del estado natural de inocencia.
Juan Carlos De Petre Born in Santa Fe, Argentina, 1941. Resident in Venezuela from 1976. He is Theater director, actor, essayist, poet, novelist, playwright, scriptwriter. Founder of the Theater Altosf of Venezuela in 1976. General director of the above mentioned group up to the present. He tells in his credit more than 50 theatrical assemblies led to Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. In his investigations in more than three and a half decades, he has developed a methodology of theatrical creation called The unknown theater which serves as procedure to the assemblies of the Altosf Group. He has spread this creative proposal dictating workshops in Europe and Latin America inside universities, official or private theatrical organizations, and to specific groups. He has been a Research Director of the CELCIT (Latin-American Center of Creation and Theatrical Investigation , Venezuela). He has published: The Unknown Theater Four Stage Plays Desire, Possession and Death (Essay)