Last month the Comedie Francaise, France's sole state theater, made a momentous decision. "Voyage to the Sonorous Land, or the Art of Asking" by Austrian playwright Peter Handke had been scheduled for production in January 2007 at their second venue in the Latin Quarter. But in early May, theater administrator Marcel Bozonnet canceled the production.

Handke is known as an outspoken supporter of Slobodan Milosevic, the recently deceased former Serbian president. In fact, Handke was one of around 20,000 people who attended Milosevic's funeral on March 18.

He spoke to the crowd.