Collection RC0256 - Jacques Copeau and André Obey collection

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Jacques Copeau and André Obey collection

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  • 1924-1946 (Creation)

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12.5 cm of textual records

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André Obey was a French dramatist, born 8 May 1892 in Douai. Between 1931 and 1933 he wrote four plays for the Théâtre de Vieux-Colombier, winning the Brieux prize for La bataille de la Marne in 1931. He died on 14 April 1975.

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Jacques Copeau was a French theatrical manager and director. He was a co-founder of the Nouvelle Revue française in 1908. He founded and became manager of the Théâtre de Vieux-Colombier in 1913. In 1921 he established the École du Vieux-Colombier in Burgundy. By 1936 he was producer at the Comédie-Française and its president in 1940.

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The collection consists of correspondence between Copeau and Obey.

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The first accrual was acquired in 1975 from Mme. Marie-Hélène Dasté of Les Amis de Jacques Copeau. The second accrual was acquired in 1986 from Mme. André Obey and the Association André Obey.


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No further accruals are expected.

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