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Gaston Baty

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cartel

cartel  

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A system whereby producers divide up the market between themselves, avoiding direct competition and not encroaching on each other's share of the market. See Walker in R. Friman and P. Andreas, eds ...
Cervantes

Cervantes  

(1547–1616),the great Spanish novelist and dramatist. La Galatea (1585), a pastoral novel, was followed by his masterpiece Don Quixote (Pt I 1605; Pt II 1615), a satirical romance. He wrote several ...
Comédie-Française

Comédie-Française  

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The French national theatre (used for both comedy and tragedy), in Paris, founded in 1680 by Louis XIV, and reconstituted by Napoleon I in 1803. It is organized as a cooperative society in which each ...
Émile Legault

Émile Legault  

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(1906–83)French-Canadian director and manager, founder of the most influential troupe in Québec, Les Compagnons de Saint-Laurent (1937–52). Profoundly influenced by the ideas of Copeau, Dullin, Baty, ...
Gémier Firmin

Gémier Firmin  

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(b. Aubervilliers, France, 21 Feb. 1869; d. Paris, 26 Nov. 1933)Actor, director and teacher who made his début with Antoine (Théâtre Libre, then Théâtre de l'œuvre, where he played ...
Henri-René Lenormand

Henri-René Lenormand  

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(1882–1951)French playwright. Strongly influenced by the psychological dramas of Strindberg, Pirandello, and Chekhov, Lenormand felt theatre should elucidate the mysteries of the ‘inner life’. He ...
Le Cartel des Quatre

Le Cartel des Quatre  

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Association of four Parisian directors and their theatres which led the French inter-war avant-garde. Created in 1927 by two of Copeau's former pupils, Jouvet and Dullin, together with Pitoëff and ...
Louis Jouvet

Louis Jouvet  

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(1887–1951)French actor and producer.Jouvet was born in Brittany and began his career with touring companies; he made his Paris debut in The Brothers Karamazov in 1910. Subsequently he became ...
theatre of silence

theatre of silence  

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Also called ‘theatre of the unexpressed’. Term applied to a group of French writers of the 1920s, led by Gaston Baty, Jean-Jacques Bernard and Denys Amiel (1884–1977), who rejected traditional ...

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