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date: 04 December 2020

Avignon Festival 

Source:
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
Author(s):
C. Henrik BorgstromC. Henrik Borgstrom

Annual theatre festival created by Jean Vilar in 1947 in the ancient walled city of Avignon in southern France. From its inception, the festival was meant to liberate and popularize a genre which, in Vilar's view, had been relegated to the urban elite. The initial festival lasted one week and consisted of three productions, including the first staging in France of ... ...

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