Gaston Baty (26 May 1885 in Pélussin, Loire – 13 October 1952), whose full name was Jean-Baptiste-Marie-Gaston Baty, was a French playwright and theatre director. His stage adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary was presented in an English translation on Broadway in 1937. Constance Cummings played the title role.Baty is also the author of a play entitled Dulcinea, which has been filmed twice and produced on television in 1989. It is an original play that takes its inspiration from Miguel de Cervantes's great novel Don Quixote and uses some of its characters. The second film version, made in 1963, starred Millie Perkins as Dulcinea, and was released in the U.S. as The Girl from La Mancha. He wrote Vie de l'art théatral, des origines a nos jours in 1932 with René Chavance.
Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh was a French dramatist whose career spanned five decades. Though his work ranged from high drama to absurdist farce, Anouilh is best known for his 1944 play Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles' classical drama, that was seen as an attack on Marshal Pétain's Vichy government. His plays are less experimental than those of his contemporaries, having clearly organized plot and eloquent dialogue. One of France's most prolific writers after World War II, much of Anouilh's work deals with themes of maintaining integrity in a world of moral compromise.
Madeleine Ozeray, was a French stage and film actress. She appeared in many films between 1932 and 1980. She is the godmother of theater actor, dancer and singer Frédéric Norbert.
The Théâtre Montparnasse is a theatre at 31, rue de la Gaîté in the 14th arrondissement of Paris.
Berthe Jalabert was a French stage and film actress. She was the daughter of the actor, theatre director, and playwright Louis Péricaud (1835-1909).
Julien Bertheau was a French actor.
Jean Le Poulain was a French stage actor and stage director.
Tsilla Chelton was a French actress of theatre and film, famous for playing the main role in 1990 film Tatie Danielle, in which she was nominated for a Cesar award and as an elderly Dominican in Soeur Sourire.
Germaine Dermoz was a French film and theatre actress of the early-to-mid twentieth century.
Camille Corney was a French theatre director and stage actor. He was the manager of the Studio des Champs-Élysées.
Jean Sarment, real name Jean Bellemère, was a French film and stage actor and a writer. He was nominated administrator of the Comédie-Française in July 1944 although he won't occupy the position.
Jean-Pierre Miquel was a French actor and theatre director, as well as an administrator of the Comédie française.
The Prix du Brigadier, established in 1960 by the Association de la Régie théâtrale (ART), is an award given to a personality from the world of theater.
Albert Husson was a French playwright and theatre director.
Denis d'Inès, real name Joseph-Victor-Octave Denis, was a French actor and theatre director for some plays.. He entered the Comédie-Française in 1914, was a sociétaire from 1920 to 1953, and General administrator by intérim in 1945.
Roland Piétri, was a French actor and theatre director.
Jeanne Lion, or Jeanne Léonnec, was a French stage and film actress.
Maxime Fabert, real name Robert Émile Jaillon, was a French stage and film actor. Maxime Fabert managed the Theater of the Comédie-Wagram from 1946 to 1962.
Marcelle Tassencourt was a French actress and theatre director.
Jean-Marie Serreau was a 20th-century French actor, theatre director and a former student of Charles Dullin.
Alain Mottet was a French actor.
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