A Day in the Life of the Comédie-Française: Program for 1 Decembre 2016

1 December 1775 - Le Philosophe marié ou le Mari honteux de l’être, a five-act comedy in verse by Destouches; and Les Trois frères rivaux, a one-act comedy in verse by Joseph de La Font.

How did the troupe perform the repertory at the Comédie-Française several centuries ago?  What was the relation between the two plays performed each evening, the "long" and the "short" pieces?  This program offers you a chance to travel back in time to experience the nature of play-going in days gone by.  Focusing on a specific date in the past, excerpts from the two plays performed that day and contextual background will offer a new view of daily theatrical life in France centuries ago.