Elvire Jouvet 40

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Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman
Toni Servillo
Performed by
Toni Servillo, Petra Valentini, Francesco Marino, Davide Cirri

Great Italian actor Toni Servillo breathes new life into Louis Jouvet’s drama classes. A celebration of the theatre as an antidote to the brutality of History.

A small table, a few chairs, a dais: in this atmosphere of utmost austerity, master and students develop their art. The teacher is Louis Jouvet. The students are those who are attending his classes at Paris’ Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique, from February to September 1940. In the throes of the Second World War, the actor and director wanted to continue to impart the value of drama to younger generations.

Elvira (Elvire Jouvet 40) is a captivating opportunity to observe close up the way theatre shapes the hearts of actors and characters. Toni Servillo’s play invites us to step into the skin of the theatre, and to break into the mysterious world of acting and rehearsals. The creative process is revealed before us in all its qualities. It becomes a sign of hope, of salvation, an act of resistance against the erosion of substance.

Running time
1 : 20
Main auditorium

    from 9 to 38 €

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    SHOW IN ITALIAN subtitled in french

    On site ou by phone: friday, august 31th
    Online: thuesday, august 28th

    Italian text – Giuseppe Montesano / Costume designer – Ortensia De Francesco / Lighting designer – Pasquale Mari / Sound designer – Daghi Rondanini /Assistant director – Costanza Boccardi

    Production: Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa (Italie), Teatri Uniti di Napoli (Italie)
    The texts Elvire Jouvet 40 from Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman and Molière et la Comédie classique from Louis Jouvet are published to Gallimard.

    On est subjugué par cette grande leçon de théâtre. L’Express


    C’est une des plus belles histoires de théâtre qui soient. Le Monde


    Toni Servillo est d’une sobriété et d’une profondeur qui subjuguent. Le Figaro

    Bord de scène : ven. 23 nov. rencontre avec l’équipe artistique à l’issue de la représentation

    Projection : dans le cadre du partenariat avec le cinéma Comœdia, diffusion du film de Paolo Sorrentino,
    Silvio et les autres le sam. 24 nov. à 10h45 en présence de Toni Servillo
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