Theatre

Putting It Back Together

Comédie française: Ça a débuté comme ça… by Fabrice Luchini Flammarion, 2016, 256 pages, 19 euros   A fabled actor has written a book, a good one. His face will be familiar from films like Gemma Bovery, Bicycling with Molière, Potiche, The Women on the 6th Floor, In the House, Molière—or, filmed before his days of wine and roses, Emmanuelle 4. An accomplished stage performer who, from an obsession for other people’s writings, has made the simple act of reading texts to audiences a pleasure and a subversive cultural battleground. In a filmed theatre performance, the audience in a packed…

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