Peer Gynt in France Directed by Patrice Chereau
AbstractIn 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.