Death of Marcel Maréchal, founder of the théâtre La Criée, Marseille - The Point

The world of the French scene loses Marcel Maréchal. His son has declared to the Agency France-Press, Friday, June 12, that the actor and director, a former dir

Death of Marcel Maréchal, founder of the théâtre La Criée, Marseille - The Point

The world of the French scene loses Marcel Maréchal. His son has declared to the Agency France-Press, Friday, June 12, that the actor and director, a former director of the théâtre du Rond-Point, Paris, and founder of La Criée, Théâtre national de Marseille, has died at the age of 83 years. "My father died that night with him in Paris as a result of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 83 years old, " said his son, Mathias, also a comedian.

stage Director, actor and writer, Marcel Maréchal was born in 1937. Founder of the théâtre du Cothurne in Lyon, it had been the start of many artists, including Peter and Catherine Arditi, Maurice Bénichou, or Bernard Ballet. After Lyon, where he led the Theatre of the Eighth, he went to Marseilles, where he was appointed head of the théâtre du Gymnase. In 1981, with Francis Bourgeat, he founded La Criée, Théâtre national de Marseille. Fourteen years after, still with François Bourgeat, he became director of the théâtre du Rond-Point, until in 2001 before taking the head of the Tréteaux de France (until 2011).

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Author, Marcel Maréchal has written An anemone for Horn (1975), Conversation avec Marcel Marechal (1983), Rum-Lemonade (1995) and the Clown (2004). It was also comes to adaptations of classics like Alexandre Dumas ' Three Musketeers or Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier. As a director, Marcel Maréchal has been constantly alternating creation of classic and modern texts. He climbed it alone, and Opera from the world of Jacques Audiberti, Badadesques of Jean Vauthier, Cripure of Louis Guilloux, or the great texts of Musset, and Molière.

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