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Category Archives: French theater

The theatre programm. The Georges Herbert theatre. The production of Cher Menteur, a story about George Bernard Shaw.
Maria Casares and Pierre Brasseur. Paris. Circa 1960s.



Maria Casares as Lady Macbeth by Lucien Clergue. Sleepwalking scene. “Macbeth” By William Shakespeare dir. Jean Vilar 1953.


Maria Casares as Lady Macbeth. Sleepwalking scene. “Macbeth” By William Shakespeare.

Maria Casares as Phèdre

Phèdre, 1958

Lucienne Le Marchand and Maria Casarès

Photo by Bernand / Agence Enguerand


Great post about several plays, including “ROMEO ET JEANNETTE” (1946), in which Maria Casares performed.

Maria Casares and Jean Vilar in Platonov by A.P. Chekhov.

Also can be seen here

French actress, who played Maria Casares on stage.

About Maria Casares in “Other” Spanish Theaters” by Maria M. Delgado (Google books)

Material from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; since it is a free encyclopedia, I post the material here ^_^

María Casares (21 November 1922 – 22 November 1996) was a Spanish actress and one of the most distinguished stars of the French stage. She was usually credited in France as Maria Casarès.

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Maria Casares as Lady Macbeth

Jean Vilar as Macbeth

Festival d’Avignon

Festival d’Avignon or Avignon Festival is a famous theater festival is held annually in Avignon. Founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, it is the oldest extant festival in France and one of the world’s greatest,  it comprises traditional theatrical events as well as other art forms such as dance, music, and cinema, making good use of the town’s historical monuments. Every summer approximately 100,000 people attend the festival. There are really two festivals that take place: the more formal “Festival In”, which presents plays inside the Palace of the Popes and the more bohemian “Festival Off”, which is known for its presentation of largely undiscovered plays and street performances.