Posts Tagged ‘theater’

Shakespeare in the Park (in the heart of) Paris!

July 21st, 2014

Yes, really.  The Bard-en-Seine festival, sponsored by Shakespeare & Co (the renowned English-language bookstore) to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the bard’s birthday, is mounting Macbeth, Wednesday – Sunday in the Square René Viviani. Free and in English (what else?).  For the full schedule of festival events (music, readings and more) click here. Macbeth, Wednesday – Sunday, July 23-27, 6:30 pm.  Square René Viviani, quai de Montebello, 5th, just opposite Notre Dame.  Metro: Saint-Michel (line 4, RER B)


The King and I, Théâtre du Châtelet

June 10th, 2014

If you’re a fan of musical theatre The King & I is at the Théâtre du Châtelet from June 13 – 29.  In English with French subtitles.  Lambert Wilson as the King and Susan Graham as Anna (alternating with Christine Buffle).  Tickets from 92.50 – 30 euros (plus service charge) depending on the performance date and categories available. Théâtre du Châtelet, 1 place du Châtelet, 1st.  Metro: Châtelet (lines 1, 4) or Cité (line 4), just a short walk across the Seine (and a much


Racine (the author) par la racine – a play in French

November 25th, 2013

If you understand French and if you can identify Jean Racine and/or Pierre Corneille as French writers from a bygone century you’ll love this play, regardless of whether you love or hate their works!  And if you’re French this will take you back to your days as a lycéen!  Racine par la racine was created a few years ago for the Festival d’Avignon and was a hit at the Festival Avignon Off this year.  It’s been remounted by the Théâtre Essaïon, just behind the Centre