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I Know All Save Myself Alone

The play tells a life story of the greatest French poet of the 15th century – Francois Villon, also known as the “Voice of Paris”. The story leads us from Villon’s student years, when he used to be an assiduous scholar of Sorbonne and foster child of the senior Priest Guillaume de Villon, to the time when the poet gets involved with a bad company and is being lead into the mire of thefts, burglaries, and finally – unpremeditated murder. After the crime Villon is banished from Paris and he wanders in the precincts of the city fighting for survival, retaining his fervent mind, sharp tongue, skill of scoffing his enemies and ill-wishers in his poems. However, the prodigal son returns to Paris to find his place in this world… Being banished for the last time, he vanishes from Paris and vanishes from History…

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