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Antoine Vitez

Antoine Vitez  

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(b. Paris, 20 Dec. 1930; d. Paris, 30 April 1990)Actor, director and teacher. A student of Russian and Greek, he became a communist, wrote for Bref, the journal of ...
Jérôme Savary

Jérôme Savary  

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(b. Buenos Aires, 27 June 1942)Actor, director and playwright. Famous as the leader of the Grand Magic Circus, much of Savary's work derives from the Living Theater, Jean Vilar ...
national theatre

national theatre  

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The oldest national theatre is the Comédie-Française, founded in 1680 by Louis XIV; there are six other French national theatres: the Odéon (1781), the Théâtre National Populaire (1920), and the ...
Roger Planchon

Roger Planchon  

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(1931–2009)French actor, director, and playwright, the successor to Vilar in espousing decentralized, popular theatre. Planchon founded the Théâtre de la Comédie in Lyon in 1953, presenting Marlowe, ...
Stéphane Braunshweig

Stéphane Braunshweig  

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(1964– )French director. After studying philosophy and theatre, Braunshweig became one of the most sought-after of younger directors, producing numerous plays and operas throughout Europe, most ...
Théâtre National Populaire

Théâtre National Populaire  

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A French national theatre for the people, founded in 1920 by Firmin Gémier who secured government subsidies for productions performed for workers. This enterprise folded in 1937, but in 1951 ...
Yannis Kokkos

Yannis Kokkos  

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(1944– )Greek scenographer and director whose work has been chiefly in France. Instrumental in Antoine Vitez's deconstructive visions of plays such as Racine's Britannicus (1981), Hugo's Hernani ...

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