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Marguerite-Louise Odiot de Montroty , stage name Sophie Lothaire (born 1732 in Paris) was a French dancer, actress and director who spent her whole career at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels.
Montroty is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts.
The Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in French, or The Koninklijke Muntschouwburg in Dutch, is an Opera house in Brussels, Belgium. Both of its names translate as Royal Theatre of the Mint.
She began as a figurative dancer, from 1753 to 1772, under the name of Mlle Sophie, before becoming an actress until 1775. In 1762, Chevrier wrote that "she plays all sorts of roles indifferent well - she shares, by economy, the reading of sieur Duranci".
In 1766, the comic-actors clubbed together to head the Théâtre de Bruxelles. This association was made up of D'Hannetaire and his two daughters Eugénie and Angélique, Mlle Rosalide, Compain, Prévost, Le Petit, Dubois, Durancy, D'Rozely, Serville, Grégoire, Mme Granier, Mme De Foye (Suzette Defoye) and Sophie Lothaire.
Jean-Nicolas Servandoni, stage name D'Hannetaire, was a French actor and theatre director.
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From 1777 to 1783, Sophie Lothaire shared the direction of the theatre with Louis-Jean Pin and Alexandre Bultos. When this arrangement hit financial difficulties, she returned to France, to Versailles, where she tried to recoup the sums still owed to her.
Louis-Jean Pin was a French comic-actor and theatre director. He was born in Paris.
Alexandre Bultos was a Belgian comic actor and theatre director.
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