Théâtre de Paris

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The Théâtre de Paris is a theater built in 1891 under the name Nouveau Théâtre on the site of an earlier roller-skating rink on rue Blanche (number 15) in the 9th arrondissement of Paris , which was renamed Théâtre Réjane in 1906 after its new owner before it Was given its current name on August 12, 1919 by the producer Léon Volterra. The theater is owned by businessman and multimillionaire Alain Duménil .

In addition to its large auditorium with 1,100 seats, the theater building houses since 1958 a second, as in the former premises of the costume tailoring théâtre d'art et d'essai , initially founded Théâtre modern appointed room with 300 seats, which today as de Petit Théâtre Paris known is.


The theater opened in 1891. At that time the theater caused a sensation with plays by Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg . Opera also took place in the Théâtre Nouveau, for example the world premiere of Le Clown in 1906 with a libretto by Victor Capoul and music by Isaac de Camondo . The premiere of Marcel Pagnols Marius with Raimu , Pierre Fresnay and Orane Demazis in 1929 , followed by the sequels Fanny (1931) and César (1936) - a theatrical trilogy immortalized by the film of the same name and later by a remake with Maurice, was a triumph Chevalier , Leslie Caron and Horst Buchholz became. Also Jacques Deval was here with Towarisch the star author and his heroine Elvire Popesco the house to stardom.

Stars like Ingrid Bergman ( Thé et Sympathie ) played at this theater in the 1950s, and in the 1960s Sacha Pitoëff brought the young Romy Schneider to the Théâtre moderne for La mouette . Romy Schneider starred here with Alain Delon , directed by Luchino Visconti, in a shame that she's a whore . 19-year-old Claude Jade was celebrated for her Frida in Sacha Pitoëff's Heinrich IV in 1967 and was discovered by François Truffaut for stolen kisses . In the 1970s Robert Hossein took over the management of the theater. After Ingrid Bergman, Alain Delon, Romy Schneider and Claude Jade, other film stars such as Jean-Paul Belmondo (Feydeau's Le Tailleur pour dames ), Bernard Giraudeau ( Beckett ou l'honneur de Dieu ) and Gérard Depardieu (1999 in Les portes du ciel ). Alain Delon returned to the Petit Théâtre de Paris in 1998 for Variations énigmantiques .


Nouveau Théâtre:

Théâtre Réjane:

Théâtre de Paris (and from 1958 Théâtre moderne or Petit Théâtre de Paris)

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ "Théâtre de Paris" ( Memento of October 19, 2012 in the Internet Archive ),
  2. ^ Nicolas Cori: Duménil, un habile créateur de cash , Liberation , May 11, 2006.

Coordinates: 48 ° 52 ′ 50 ″  N , 2 ° 19 ′ 53 ″  E