Théâtre du Marais

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The Théâtre du Marais is a theater in the 3rd arrondissement at 37, rue Volta. Its name is derived from the Marais district in which it is based. Several Parisian theaters have borne this name in the past.

1. Building

The first Théâtre du Marais was an acting company that had played in the Hôtel de Bourgogne since 1629 , the only theater building in Paris at the beginning of the 17th century. The actor and principal Montdory became self-employed after 1630 and used the Jeu de Paume hall (a kind of "tennis hall") in the fashionable Marais district as a venue ( rue Vieille du Temple ). It was rebuilt as a theater building after a fire in 1643/1644. The demolition was ordered some 30 years later by decree of June 23, 1673 after the troops of the "Marais" had been merged with those of the recently deceased Molière , which was led by his widow Armande Béjart .

2. building

Memorial plaque at 11 rue de Sévigné

The construction of a second Théâtre du Marais in 1791 in rue de la Couture or Culture Sainte-Catherine (today rue de Sévigné) was built by the architect Treprat for Courcelles, a former actor of the Théâtre-Italy . Beaumarchais took over part of the financing , the building material came largely from the demolished Bastille . Beaumarchais, who lived in the neighborhood, had his works performed there. The hall was closed in 1807 by order of Napoleon I ( Napoleonic theater decree ) and demolished in 1812. A public bathhouse was built in its place.

3rd building

Actor and theater director Jacques Mauclair opened what is now the Théâtre du Marais on rue Volta in 1976. After a temporary closure in 1999, it passed into the possession of the Cours Florent drama school in May 2000 , from which such famous actors as Jacques Weber emerged . Daniel Auteuil , Francis Huster , Isabelle Adjani , Sophie Marceau , Audrey Tautou and others.

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Coordinates: 48 ° 51 '59 "  N , 2 ° 21' 28"  E