Antoine Bourseiller

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Antoine Bourseiller (8 July 1930 21 May 2013) was a French comedian and opera and theatre director. [1]


Born in Paris in 1930, from 1960 to 1963 Bourseiller headed the Studio des Champs-Elysées. [1] In 1966, he was named director of the Centre dramatique national d'Aix-en-Provence. He also directed the Théâtre Récamier. [2] From 1982 until 1996 he was director of the Opéra de Nancy et de Lorraine. [2] [3]

Bourseiller won the Prix du Concours des Jeunes compagnies in 1960 and the Grand Prix du théâtre du Syndicat de la critique in 1963.

Personal life

He had a daughter, Rosalie Varda, from his relationship with director Agnès Varda. [4] He had a second daughter, the rejoneadora (bull-fighter) Marie Sara (born Marie Bourseiller), from his marriage to actress Chantal Darget (born Marie Chantal Chauvet). From this marriage he also had a step-son, Christophe Bourseiller (born Christophe Gintzburger).


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  1. 1 2 "Mort du metteur en scene Antoine Bourseiller". Le Figaro. 22 May 2013.
  2. 1 2 "Antoine Bourseiller". Liberation Theatre. 22 May 2013.
  3. "Bourseiller, Antoine". IMEC. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Mort d'Antoine Bourseiller : Marie Sara et ses proches au Studio, un adieu ému" . Retrieved 29 June 2016.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)