The sudden arrival of Napoleon Bonaparte is a jarring reminder of Heligoland's fragile place amidst a turbulent world. For now, the citizens can only hear the ringing of their own dirge: misguided appointments of tribal pride; quiet exploitation of an indigenous people; looming ill, borne from tamperings of egotistical scientific novelty. From a distance, confused Henri Faberge has picked apart the seams of Eldress Kylaa's eugenic plan, for she hides a mystic mission unknown to even her closest followers...
EPISODE II RECAP
WOLVES V. WRENS
Image credited to Henry Sansom/Juliann Wilding
HENRI FABERGE'S HELIGOLAND FOLLIES
The year is 1820. Seeking answers, a wandering ascetic is drawn into an isolated community hell-bent on achieving the utopian ideal. A matriarch preaches scientific rationality cloaked in a spiritual fervour. Activists, romantics, and despots alike will find more conundrums than conclusions on a mysterious red rock in the North Sea ...
Henri Fabergé's Heligoland Follies is an episodic musical-comedy series presented at Hart House [University of Toronto].
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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Having vanished amidst accusations of murder and the abdication of a precious future, Henri Fabergé has been hiding out on the coast of the North Sea. No longer aristocrat, not quite vagrant, near oblivion, he is whisked into the fold of an isolated community hell-bent on creating the utopian ideal ... on the tiny island of Heligoland.
EPISODE I RECAP
EPISODE I RECAP