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Roger Planchon

(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 ...

Planchon, Roger

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Isabelle Schwartz-Gastine

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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..., Roger ( 1931–2009 ), French actor , director (Théâtre de la Cité, Villeurbanne, near Lyon) and playwright , who explored the full range of the French repertoire. His Richard III ( 1966 Avignon Festival, then Villeurbanne) was influenced by post- Brechtian theories. He played the title roles in Antony and Cleopatra and Pericles ( 1978 ) in sets recalling well-known epic films. Isabelle...

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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..., Roger ( 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 , *Brecht , and *Ionesco , and began long-standing collaborations with playwrights *Vinaver and *Adamov and *scenographer René *Allio . Allio was crucial in defining the Planchon aesthetic: a spectacular, often cinematic, Brechtian style that attempted to reach a wide *audience . In 1957 Planchon became director of the...

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David G. Muller

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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..., Roger ( 1931–  ) French actor, director, and playwright. One of the most influential directors in modern France, and often considered the spiritual successor to Jean Vilar in espousing the ideals of a decentralized, popular theatre, Planchon is frequently associated with making the director as important a creative artist as the playwright . Planchon founded the Théâtre de la Comédie in Lyon in 1953 , presenting a repertoire of classic and contemporary plays that would strongly influence his later productions and writing, including Marlowe ( Dr...

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Planchon, Roger (12 Sept. 1931)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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...e.g. Jacques Rosner , Patrice Chéreau , Georges Lavaudant . Since 1988 , when his first feature film, of Molière's Dandin , was presented, he has devoted most of his creative energies to the cinema. David Bradby D. Bradby , The Theatre of Roger Planchon (slideset, 1984) Y. Doust , Roger Planchon: Director and Playwright ...

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Planchon, Roger (b. 1931)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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Literature
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99 words

..., Roger ( b. 1931 ). French actor , playwright , and director , the leading exponent of ‘théâtre populaire’ in the 1960s and 1970s. After early experiments in directing avant‐garde playwrights, he was greatly influenced by Brecht's theories of staging and developed a politically committed production style involving a blend of social realism and rich theatricality. He worked closely with Adamov , but his most influential productions have been iconoclastic Marxist interpretations of classics by Molière , Shakespeare , Marivaux , and Racine . In ...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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..., Roger ( 1931–2009  ), French director, actor, and dramatist, whose first production, a burlesque which he mounted with his own amateur group, won a prize in Lyons in 1950 . The company then turned professional and, living as a community, built their own 100-seat theatre which opened in 1952 . By 1957 they had won a considerable reputation as an experimental group. Planchon was conducting investigations into various forms of stagecraft, including the Elizabethan theatre and American gangster films. Like many of his contemporaries he was strongly...

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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2013

..., Roger ( 1931–2009 ) French director with Théâtre National Populaire, Villeurbanne. Influenced both by Jan Kott and Brecht , Planchon directed provocative, experimental productions including Twelfth Night ( 1951 ), 1 and 2 Henry IV ( 1957 ), Troilus and Cressida ( 1964 ), Antony and Cleopatra , Love's Labour's Lost , Pericles ( 1978 , all...

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, ...
Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson  

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(b. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, 4 May 1940)Director. Educated in Canada and France, in 1965 he served his apprenticeship with director Roger Planchon. After two seasons as an assistant ...
Théâtre National de la Colline

Théâtre National de la Colline  

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Paris, seating 800, opened in 1988 as the seventh French national theatre. Located, like the Théâtre National Populaire (see PLANCHON), in a working-class area, it is planned as a venue ...
Décentralisation Dramatique

Décentralisation Dramatique  

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Term used to describe the renewal of theatrical life in the French provinces begun in 1945 as a result of private and government ventures and increasingly supported by local authorities. ...
Michel Vinaver

Michel Vinaver  

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(1927– )French playwright. A successful international businessman, Vinaver became one the most important French dramatists of the post-1968 generation. The Koreans (1956), Hotel Iphigenia (1959), and ...
Roger Vitrac

Roger Vitrac  

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(1899–1952)French dramatist. The bourgeois provincialism of Vitrac's childhood infused his writing, which often apprehended the adult world through the sensibility of a child, as in his best-known ...
René Allio

René Allio  

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(b. Marseille, France, 8 March 1924; d. Paris, 27 March 1995)Stage designer, director and screenwriter. In the late 1950s he worked with the influential director Roger Planchon at the ...
Palais de Chaillot

Palais de Chaillot  

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Paris, Moresque building on the exhibition site opposite the Eiffel Tower, used by the first Théâtre National Populaire from 1920 to 1934. It was demolished in 1934 to make way ...
Christian Schiaretti

Christian Schiaretti  

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(1955– )French director. A student of philosophy as well as theatre, Schiaretti was named director of the Comédie de Reims in 1991, the youngest director ever to administer a national ...
André Acquart

André Acquart  

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(b. Vincennes, Paris, 12 Nov. 1922)Designer. He began designing in Algiers, where he was educated, and in 1951 moved back to Paris, where he became a key figure in ...
Brechtian

Brechtian  

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An adjective which attests to the influence of the dramaturgy, practice, and theory of Bertolt Brecht in the twentieth century and beyond. The term has tended to be used in ...
Ezio Frigerio

Ezio Frigerio  

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(b. Erba, Italy, 1930)Designer. He started his career as a painter, and his designs are typified by an indebtedness to sixteenth-century Venetian art. In 1955 he joined Strehler's company ...
Avignon Festival

Avignon Festival  

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Founded by Jean Vilar in 1947, as part of the decentralizing of French theatre. Vilar, director of the Théâtre National Populaire (1951–63), continued to develop the Festival until his death ...

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