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L’Avare

In an attempt to make the play accessible, L’Avare fails miserably by excessively dumbing down the play. The original L’Avare is already by far Molièr...
Le Petit-Maître corrigé at La Comédie Française ©-Vincent-Pontet
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Le Petit-Maître Corrigé

Marivaux’s Le Petit-Maître corrigé, revived by Clément Hervieu-Léger, had only been played twice before at the Comédie-Française in 1734. Infuriating ...
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Cyrano de Bergerac

As well as the incomparable aesthetics of the tiny Théâtre le Ranelagh, with its mahogany panelling and plush red seats, Jean-Philippe Daguerre’s prod...
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The Lie (Le Mensonge)

The Lie, or Le Mensonge, as it is better known in Paris, is a hugely anticipated, and highly publicised production starring the renowned Pierre Arditi...
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Liliom

Liliom is Jean Bellorini’s first production as director of the TGP in Saint-Denis. Written in 1909, it is a complicated play that willingly mingles th...
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Innocence

Pierre Dux, one of the most illustrious members of the “Maison de Molière” habitually compared the Comédie Française to an “old lady who has shown thr...
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Macbeth: The Notes

Jemmett’s striking adaptation of ‘Macbeth’ is an extreme transformation of the Scottish play whose structure and content need a great deal of explaini...
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Romeo et Juliette

The strikingly beautiful tableau, with which the cast of ‘Romeo and Juliette’ leaves the audience, is a very powerful finish. Juliette, in a deep red ...