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André Obey

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(b. Douai, France, 8 May 1892; d. Montsoreau, France, 12 April 1975)

Playwright and actor-manager. Obey was Copeau's dramatist, and his plays Noé (Noah, 1931), a witty...

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Charles Dullin

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(b. Yonne, France, 12 May 1885; d. Paris, 11 Dec. 1949)

Actor and director. With Louis Jouvet, Dullin was the most important disciple of Copeau. He appeared at Antoine's theatre ...

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Gémier Firmin

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(b. Aubervilliers, France, 21 Feb. 1869; d. Paris, 26 Nov. 1933)

Actor, director and teacher who made his début with Antoine (Théâtre Libre, then Théâtre de l'œuvre, where he...

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Jacques Copeau

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(1879–1949),

French actor and director, whose work had an immense influence on the theatre in Europe and America. Although interested in the innovations of Antoine, he disliked the...

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Jacques Lassalle

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(1936– )

French director. After a long career of directing classical and contemporary plays and running the Théâtre National de Strasbourg (1983–91), Lassalle became director of...

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Jacques Lecoq

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(1921–99)

French teacher and theorist. Beginning as a teacher of physical education, Lecoq became one of the world's most influential theatre teachers in the second half of the...

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Jules Romains

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1885–1972)

French novelist, dramatist, and poet. He was elected to the Académie Française in 1946.

The son of a schoolmaster, Romains was born in Saint-Julien-Chapteuil,...

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Kishida Kunio

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(1890–1954)

Japanese playwright, director, and critic. Kishida's love of French literature led him to Paris in 1919, where he studied with Jacques Copeau at the Vieux-Colombier....

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Louis Jouvet

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(1887–1951)

French actor and producer.

Jouvet was born in Brittany and began his career with touring companies; he made his Paris debut in The Brothers Karamazov in 1910....

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Michel Saint-Denis

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(1897–1971)

French actor, director, and teacher. Nephew and student of Copeau, Saint-Denis later headed the Compagnie des Quinze, for which he directed several noteworthy...

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