Peer Gynt in France Directed by Patrice Chereau


  • Maria Shevtsova


In   1896, Lugne-Poe staged Peer Gynt in Paris, the very first production of the   play in France. From then on until May 1981, when Patrice Chereau presented   his interpretation of Ibsen's masterpiece at the Theatre National Populaire   in Villeurbanne, Lyon, Peer Gynt had enjoyed a mere thirteen French   productions. This figure can hardly compare with the number of times other   European plays have been mounted in France since the turn of the century.   After Villeurbanne, CMreau's production went to the Theatre de la Ville in   Paris for the 1981 winter season.