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The Théâtre du Rideau Vert is a theatre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located at 4664 Saint Denis Street in the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal.
Founded in 1949 by Yvette Brind'Amour and Mercedes Palomino, the Théâtre du Rideau Vert was the first professional French-language theatre in Canada. It was also one of the first Quebec theatres to invest in the creation of local works by fostering the emergence of Felix Leclerc, Marie-Claire Blais, Gratien Gélinas, Michel Tremblay, Antonine Maillet, etc. The Théâtre du Rideau Vert is also where Michel Tremblay created the Joual piece Les Belles-Soeurs in 1968.
After working in various venues (Compagnons de Saint-Laurent, Monument-National, Gesù, l'Anjou), the Théâtre du Rideau Vert settled permanently in 1960 on Saint Denis Street in Montreal, in the old Stella Theatre. Since then, the theatre has been renovated twice. Its last renovation occurred in 1991 and focused on increasing capacity to 426 seats.
Denise Filiatrault is currently the artistic director. In January 2015, Filiatrault and the Théâtre du Rideau Vert were criticized by a coalition of Montreal arts groups for a year-end production in which a Caucasian actor portrayed hockey player P.K. Subban in blackface.
Joual is an accepted name for the linguistic features of basilectal Quebec French that are associated with the French-speaking working class in Montreal which has become a symbol of national identity for some. Joual is stigmatized by some and celebrated by others. While joual is often considered a sociolect of the Québécois working class, many feel that perception is outdated.
Michel Tremblay, CQ is a French Canadian novelist and playwright.
The Culture of Quebec emerged over the last few hundred years, resulting predominantly from the shared history of the French-speaking North American majority in Quebec. It is noteworthy in the Western World; Quebec is the only region in North America with a French-speaking majority, as well as one of only two provinces in Canada where French is a constitutionally recognized official language.. For historical and linguistic reasons, Francophone Quebec also has cultural links with other North American and Caribbean French-speaking communities, particularly with the Acadians of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Franco-Ontarian communities in Eastern Ontario and Haiti; to a lesser extent with Martinique and French-Canadian communities of Northern Ontario and Western Canada and the Cajun French revival movements in Louisiana, United States. There is also a large Celtic influence with immigrants from Ireland and Scotland. As of 2006, 79% of all Quebecers list French as their mother tongue; since French is the official language in the province, up to 95% of all residents speak French.
Boucherville is a city in the Montérégie region in Quebec, Canada. It is a suburb of Montreal on the South shore of the Saint Lawrence River.
Denise Filiatrault, is a Canadian actress and director.
Saint Laurent Boulevard also known as Saint Lawrence Boulevard is a major street in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A commercial artery and cultural heritage site, the street runs north-south through the near-centre of city and is nicknamed The Main which is the abbreviation for "Main Street".
Saint Denis Street is a major north-south thoroughfare in Montreal, Quebec.
Les Belles-soeurs is a two-act play written by Michel Tremblay in 1965. It was Tremblay's first professionally produced work and remains his most popular and most translated work. The play has had a profound effect on Quebec language, culture and theatre.
Montreal was referred to as "Canada's Cultural Capital" by Monocle Magazine. The city is Canada's centre for French-language television productions, radio, theatre, film, multimedia and print publishing. The Quartier Latin is a neighbourhood crowded with cafés animated by this literary and musical activity. Montreal's many cultural communities have given it a distinct local culture.
The Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM) is a theatre company and venue located on rue Sainte-Catherine in Montreal, Quebec. Founded in 1951, it launched with the classic play L'Avare by Molière.
The Church of the Gesù is a Roman Catholic Church in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located at 1202 Bleury Street in the borough of Ville-Marie. It was adjacent to the Collège Sainte-Marie.
Charles Lafortune is a Canadian actor and radio and television host.
Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) is a French-language theatre company presenting repertoire as well as original works in Ontario, Canada since 1967. Shows have been performed at the Berkeley Street Theatre since 1990. The company is a registered charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency since 1979.
Maryse Warda is an Egyptian Canadian translator. She primarily translates English plays of Canadian origin into French. Her work is described as being "faithful to the original with an unostentatious use of Quebec idiom".
Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves is a 2016 Canadian drama film directed by Mathieu Denis and Simon Lavoie. It stars Charlotte Aubin, Laurent Bélanger, Emmanuelle Lussier-Martinez and Gabrielle Tremblay as four young people, veterans of the 2012 Quebec student protests, who have been disillusioned by the failure of their past activism to effect meaningful social change and now engage in small-scale public vandalism.
François Barbeau was an award-winning Canadian costume designer. He was a professor at the National Theatre School of Canada and the Université du Québec à Montréal who worked on over 700 productions in Quebec and around the world.
Rita Lafontaine was a Canadian theatre, film, and television actor. Born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. She has been described as the muse of playwright Michel Tremblay and director André Brassard. Her career spanned over fifty years and left an "indelible mark on Québec theatre, film and television". She is a four-time recipient of the Gémeaux Award; three times for Best Lead Actress and once for Best Supporting Actress. She was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005 and an Officer of the National Order of Quebec in 2011.
Hélène Loiselle was a Canadian actress living and working in Quebec.
Jennifer Tremblay is a Canadian writer living in Quebec.
Compagnons de Saint-Laurent is a theatre company that was founded in August 1937 at Collège de Saint-Laurent in Saint-Laurent, Quebec under the direction of Émile Legault at the insistence of Roger Varin, considered to be the co-founder. Léonide Lavinge is also considered a co-founder of the company. The company dissolved in 1951.
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