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Comédie-Française

(Théâtre-Francais) world’s oldest established national theater. [Fr. Hist.: EB, III: 33]
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The action took place in the lobby of a Grand Hotel, with sumptuous sets designed by Eric Ruf, actor, stage designer and present director of the Comedie-Francaise.
La piece de trois actes qui sera jouee par la prestigieuse troupe de la Comedie-Francaise sera une occasion pour se mettre dans la peau des personnages et decouvrir l'univers de Moliere a travers une comedie appartenant au repertoire classique.
5), suggesting a possible continuation of the performance practice at the Comedie-Francaise well into the eighteenth century.
The orchestra surpassed itself--it was good to hear them liberated from their usual bailiwick, Avery Fisher Hall--and the choruses (though their French was of lower than Comedie-Francaise standard) did themselves proud.
Massaad and family are flying out for the ceremony in the Comedie-Francaise.
Using archival sources, including the fonds Sageret located in the library of the Comedie-Francaise and records at the Archives nationales, Di Profio devotes his first chapter to the business affairs of the theater, tying the Theatre de Monsieur as a business to the complex cultural politics of the ancien regime.
Toujours dans le spectacle vivant, des le 16 octobre, La Comedie-Francaise fait son grand retour avec une piece de Moliere, [beaucoup moins que]Georges Dandin[beaucoup plus grand que], mise en scene par Herve Pierre, avec des costumes et un decor magnifiques.
The third chapter, "'The Parterre Becomes an Actor,' 1680-1725," is about the "critical juncture" when the parterre came to power in the French theatre (10); Ravel covers such areas as the Comedie-Francaise versus the Comedie-Italienne and spectators at fairground theatres, then culminates in a discussion of the Parterre's role in ruining the 1724 production of Voltaire's Mariamne.
The next chapter explores a much more famous episode in the history of Revolutionary theater: the 1793 controversy surrounding Pamela, which resulted in the imprisonment of the actors of the Comedie-francaise and of the play's author, Francois de Neufchateau.
Gallienne has acted in many plays and has been a member of the La Comedie-Francaise company since 1998.
The Comedie-Italienne, set up by Louis XIV at the same time as the Comedie-Francaise (but later banned by him for satirising his wife, Madame de Maintenon), had been allowed to return to their theatre after the king's death, but found that the taste for their knockabout improvised comedy had waned, obliging them to recruit writers.
Coincidentally, the Comedie-Francaise was doing Othello and when the actors came to see us, they said, "You were able to say in twenty minutes what we say in three hours and a half.