Théâtre Récamier

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Théâtre Récamier
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The former theatre in the rue Récamier
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Address 7th arrondissement of Paris, France

The théâtre Récamier was a Parisian theatre located at 3 rue Récamier in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, inaugurated in 1908 and closed in 1978.



Originally, it was an entertainment venue built by Charles Blondel for the Ligue de l'enseignement on the location of the convent chapel of the Abbaye-aux-Bois. [1]

From October 1959 to May 1961, the théâtre Récamier serves as second room of the TNP directed by Jean Vilar and located at palais de Chaillot.

In December 1965, Louis Aragon set up there the soirée " Six poètes et une musique de maintenant " (Six poets and a music of our time) [2] in order to introduce new poets (Jacques Garelli, Pierre Lartigue, Jacques Roubaud, André Libérati, Maurice Régnaut and Bernard Vargaftig).

After the May 1968 events in France, the venue housed the compagnie Renaud-Barrault expelled from the Théâtre de l'Odéon. This troupe stayed in the place until 1975 when Antoine Bourseiller became director until the closure happened in 1978.

Rehearsal room of the Comédie-Française until 2008, it is currently undergoing a renovation project because of its age.

In 2013, Roman Polanski draws inspiration from the settings for the shooting of his Venus in Fur . [3]


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  1. The last remains of the abbaye were destructed in 1905 to make room for the rue Récamier and the square Roger-Stéphane  [ fr ].
  2. Carré d'Art, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, Anagramme éditions, 2008, (p. 77), .
  3. La façade du théâtre Hébertot – LA VENUS À LA FOURRURE