Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Some illustrations by Jean Dulac of the characters in Poil de Carotte (Carrot Top, 1894) written by Jules Renard and performed at Comédie-Française in 1912

Some illustrations by Jean Dulac of the characters in Poil de Carotte (Carrot Top, first published in 1894) written by the French playwright Jules Renard (1864-1910) and performed at Comédie-Française in 1912

 
 
 
 

Friday, 15 July 2016

Les affaires sont les affaires (Business is business, 1903) written by the French playwright Octave Mirbeau and produced at Comédie-Française in 1903

Some scenes from Les affaires sont les affaires (Business is business, first published in 1903) written by the French playwright Octave Mirbeau (1848-1917) and produced at Comédie-Française in 1903


The First Act

The Third Act





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."

Monday, 4 July 2016

Michel Auclair (1922) written by Charles Vildrac and produced in 1923

A scene from Michel Auclair (first published in 1922) written by the French playwright Charles Vildrac (1882-1971) and produced in 1923







Sunday, 3 July 2016

Le Temps est un songe (1919) written by Henri-René Lenormand (1882-1951) and produced at the Princeton Theater Institute, USA around 1925

A scene from Le Temps est un songe (first published in 1919) written by the French playwright Henri-René Lenormand (1882-1951) and produced at the Princeton Theater Institute, USA around 1925



Saturday, 2 July 2016

The Cherry Orchard written by Anton Chekhov and performed at the Moscow Art Theater in 1904

A scene from the third act of The Cherry Orchard written by the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) and performed at the Moscow Art Theater in 1904






Les Ratés written by Henri-René Lenormand and directed by Georges Pitoëff at Théâtre des Art, Paris, in 1920

A scene from the first act of Les Ratés written by the French playwright Henri-René Lenormand (1882-1951) and directed by Georges Pitoëff (1884-1939) at the Théâtre des Art, Paris,  in 1920