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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.


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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French actress Camille de Sablet as Maria Casares (the play about Albert Camus)



I found some info about this actress (site is in French)

A petite, intense, slender, raven-haired Spanish stage actress whose career was focused primarily in France, Maria Casares made only minimal film appearances, but with memorable impact. The daughter of a Republican minister, she and her family fled to Paris at the advent of the Spanish Civil War. At that time, Casares spoke no French, yet within three years, she had enrolled at the Paris Conservatoire and by 1942 had her first notable stage triumph in John Millington Synge’s “Deirdre of the Sorrows”. Based on this success, she was offered the leading role in Albert Camus’ “Le Malentendu” which led to a three-year relationship with the author. Even after the couple separated, Casares had played roles in two of his stage plays, “Etat de Siege” (1948) and “Les Justes” (1949). They remained on friendly terms until his death in an automobile accident in January 1960.

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Maria Casares in ‘Les Justes’ of Albert Camus. Paris, theatre Hebertot, December 1949.

Photo by Roger Viollet