Thursday, 14 July 2016

L'indigent (1920) written by Charles Vildrac (1882-1971) and directed by Georges Pitoëff (1884-1939) at Theatre des Arts, Paris in 1924

A scene from L'indigent (first published in 1920) written by the French playwright Charles Vildrac (1882-1971) and directed by Georges Pitoëff (1884-1939) at Theatre des Arts, Paris in 1924

"Georges Pitoëff was born on 4 September 1884 in Tiflis (now Tbilisi, Georgia), then in Russia, and died on 17 September 1939 in Bellevue, near Geneva, Switzerland. Russian-born of Armenian origins, he was the son of the Director of the Tiflis Theatre. After studying and graduating in Law at Paris University, he became a theatre director and producer, noted for his popularization in France of the works of contemporary playwrights, especially Luigi Pirandello, George Bernard Shaw, Anton Chekhov, Arthur Shnitzler, Henrik Ibsen, and Eugene O'Neill. He was a founding member of the Cartel des Quatre (Group of Four), a group including Louis Jouvet, Charles Dullin, and Gaston Baty, dedicated to rejuvenating the French theatre."

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