© Stéphane Lavoué // coll. Comédie-Française
On the occasion of the return of the Comédie-Française in London, the Institut français hosts three exceptional masterclasses with the actors from the cast of The Damned, presented at the Barbican on 19-25 June. Each masterclass will be led by actors discussing the production, their career and their work with the legendary Parisian institution, in conversation with award-winning theatre critic Matt Trueman.
in English | £7, conc. £5
About the actors:
Since joining the Comédie-Française in 1993, Éric Génovèse has worked with many renowned directors such as Daniel Mesguich, Robert Wilson, Alain Françon, or Ivo van Hove, who requested that he take up the role of Wolf von Aschenbach in The Damned. He has also directed twice the actors of the company, first in a montage of texts by Fernando Passoa and later in a play by Jean-René Lemoine.
Loïc Corbery joined the Comédie-Française in 2005 and has since been offered many leading roles from the classical repertoire: he has played both Dom Juan and Le Misanthrope in Molière’s classics, but also Clindor in Corneille’s L’Illusion comique, Perdican in Musset’s No Trifling with Love or Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac, among many others.
Since his first steps at the Comédie-Française in 2000, Clément Hervieu-Léger has worked with various directors including Jean-Pierre Vincent, Robert Wilson or Lilo Baur. As a theatre director, he also staged two comedies by Molière for the Company, La Critique de l’Ecole des femmes and The Misanthrope, as well as a rare play by Marivaux, Le Petit-Maître corrigé.