Scholarly Resources

This section contains resources for scholars wishing to learn more about the Comédie-Française theater troupe in the 1680-1793 period. Here you will find detailed discussions of the four different playhouses in which the troupe played over these 113 seasons, as well as essays explaining the compilation of data in the seventeenth and eighteenth-century receipt registers, the troupe's ticket pricing strategies, and its profitability.  We also provide a selected bibliography of scholarly works related to the Comédie-Française and the eighteenth-century French stage more generally.