22 June 1777, Le Siège de Calais, a five-act tragedy in verse by Pierre Laurent Buirette de Belloy, followed by L’ Anglais à Bordeaux, a one-act comedy in verse by Charles-Simon Favart.
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.