Colloquium Telling the history of theater: how? Why? – Paris

International meeting 7, 8 and 9 December 2022Espace des Cordeliers and Research Center of Sorbonne University Let’s talk about the history of the theater: how, why?

Institut Universitaire de France, Sorbonne University (CELLF, PRITEPS, Theater Initiative), Practical School of Advanced Studies (SAPRAT), University of Côte d’Azur (CTEL), University of Lorraine (2L2S), Theater History Society, University of Quebec Montreal (CRILCQ)

Organizing committee: Line Cottegnies, Léonor Delaunay, Emanuele De Luca, Andrea Fabiano, Agathe Giraud, François Lecercle, Bénédicte Louvat, Sophie Marchand, Roxane Martin, Florence Naugrette, Clément Scotto di Clemente, Yolmasela-Clemente, Yolmasela-Clemente

Scientific Committee: Mara Fazio (Rome, La Sapienza), Pierre Frantz (Sorbonne University), Sara Harvey (Victoria, Canada), Agathe Sanjuan (Comédie-Française), Martial Poirson (Paris 8), Tiphaine Karsenti (Nanterre), Gianni Iotti (Pisa)

This symposium examines the ways in which theater history is written in writing (as a genre) to the extent that it engages in an epistemological stance (as a science) overtly or not.

What and to what extent do theater stories tell the story? Works, authors, artists, staging, movements, institutions, cultural politics? What are the types, schemes, actantial models, epic formulas, narrative syntaxes of fairy tales, even the legend of theater history? Does the support (vocabulary, anecdotes, classroom textbook, literary history, theater history, critical essay, general lecture, metatheatre, etc.) differentiate the discourse not only in form but also in substance? How do context and pronunciation conditions affect the concept of theater, its definition and narration? What are topoi the repetition of the legend of artists’ careers and aesthetic movements (golden age, challenge, consecration, fall, crises, rivalries, new beginnings, rise to fame, etc.)? Who writes theater history? Do we write this history differently depending on the function we hold? How is the theme of instrumentation affecting the narrative? How is it mobilized for ideological purposes?

Wednesday, December 7, 2022Espace des Cordeliers, 15 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, Amphi Farabeuf How is the history of the theater written?

9:00 Welcome of participants

9:15 Colloquium opening

Session 1: Hero and his double (Chair Léonore Delaunay)

9:30 Violaine Vielmas (Sorbonne University / Rouen)

Jean Vilar: this hero, this nerd. The two-sided myth of popular theater

9:50 Alice Folco (Grenoble Alps)

Ending the Director’s Heroism: Historiographical Reflections on the First Decentralization Based on the Work of Jean Dasten

Session 2: Scansian Myths (1) (President Agathe Sanjuan)

10:30 Mathieu Ferrand (Grenoble Alps):

Repeat antiquity. 1552, or the modern invention of comedy

10:50 Charline Granger (ENS Lyon)

A comedy-francaise set in 18th-century Londone century: a story of failure

11:10 Emilie Gauthier (Sorbonne University)

Alexandre Dumas, master of romantic legend at the Comédie-Française

Session 3: Scansian Myths (2) (President Pierre Frantz)

14:15 Agathe Giraud (Sorbonne University)

Golden age(s) versus dramatic avant-gardes: a case in point storytelling Historiography in the 19th centurye and XXe centuries

14:35 Mathilde Dumontet (Rennes 2)

Ending the Mythology of New Theatre: Challenging Teleological Narratives Without Releasing Filiations

Session 4: Theater as its own historian (President Mara Fazio)

15:35 Judith le Blanc (CESR – Versailles/Rouen Baroque Music Center)

Reading the history of Parisian theaters in the 18th centurye century: the stakes and uses of vaudeville

4:00 p.m. “Staging theater history” round table

Florence Naugret interview with Maxim Kurvers (The birth of tragedy and Acting theories and practices), Pierre Louis-Calixte, Comédie-Française (Moliere Materials(x)), Florence Viala, from the Comédie-Française (Jean-Baptiste, Madeleine, Armande and others By Julie Deliquet, Thomas Visonneau (Theater tour in 80 minutes)

Thursday, December 8, 2022Research House, 28 rue Serpente, Paris 6eAmphi Molinié (D035) Theater historian, his methods and sources

Session 5: Theater man historian (President Emmanuele De Luca)

9:30 Beatrice Alfonzetti (La Sapienza, Italy)

Luigi Riccoboni, one of the first theater historians of the modern era

9:50 Giovanna Sparacello (Rennes 2)

I say to Italian actors: the Celebrate Italian comic history By Francesco Bartoli

10:10 Pierre Causse (Rennes 2)

Gaston Baty historiography: how to legitimize staging

Session 6: Historian and Witness (1) (President Jean-Claude Yon)

11:15 Jean-Philippe Goujon (Bordeaux-Montaigne) – Laurent Guillo (CMBV)

Censorship-resistant manuscript: theHistory of the Royal Academy of Music Perfect brothers

11:35 Véronique Dominguez-Guillaume (Amiens)

It tells the story of the medieval theater in the 20th centurye century: the death and resurrection of the mysteries according to Gustave Cohen

Session 7: Historian and Witness (2) (President François Lecercle)

14:30 Matthieu Cailliez (Jean Monnet University – Saint-Etienne)

Writing a history of Paris opera houses between 1847 and 1913

14:50 Silvia Mei (University of Foggia, Italy)

Witness historian and vice versa. See, write, make history of modern theater

Session 8: Living Resources (President Andrea Fabiano)

15:30 Renzo Guardenti (Florence, Italy)

Tell the story of the show through pictures. An example of the Italian school

15:50 Léonor Delaunay (Theatre History Society)

Short story diets. (D) writing “theatrical life” in behind-the-scenes literature (1840-1940)

19:00 reading show: Amphitheater impromptu, Amphi Richelieu (duration: one hour)

Taking refuge in the Amphi Richelieu for a rehearsal, the actors Françoise Gillard and Hervé Pierre have only an hour left to imagine the little play they were tasked with: recreate the grand hours and backstage of theater history. predecessors lived, made and told. Where will they get their inspiration from? Are the anecdotes they find from actors, playwrights, stage artists, critics, women and men of the theater real or fictional? Will they be able to determine the truth?

Distribution : Françoise Gillard (member of Comédie-Française) and Hervé Pierre

Produced by Reading-show : Agathe Giraud, Florence Naugrette and Clément Scotto di Clemente (with the help of Andrea Fabiano, Georges Forestier, Bénédicte Louvat, Sophie Marchand, Roxane Martin, Juliette Porcher, Agathe Sanjuan, Violaine Vielmas, Jean-Claude Yo)


Friday, December 9, 2022 Research House, 28 rue Serpente, Paris 6eAmphi Molinié (D035) Theater history, a (geo)political work?

Session 9: Temporality of story, points of view

09:30 Marianne Bouchardon, moderator of the round table

Agathe Sanjuan and Martial Poirson (Comédie-Française, theater history, threshold, 2018); Aliette Martin (My Comédie-Française, the intimate story of the House of Molière, Editions du Palais, 2022); Roxanne Martin (An evening on the boulevard of crimeGarnier, 2023)

Session 10: Theater history and national narrative (Chair Sophie Marchand)

10:50 Sylvie Humbert-Mougin (Tours)

Latin tragedy, a gap in theater history? Reconstruction, Narrative and Controversy in 19th-Century Europee century

11:10 Laura Naudeix (Rennes 2)

The Guardian of French Theater History: The Case of Richelieu

11:30 Daniel Poletti (Paris Saclay / EPHE)

What is the date for Brazilian theater? The entertainment world and its past (XIXe The beginning of the 20th centurye century)

Session 11: Fantasies of popular theater (Chair Roxane Martin)

13:30 Julie Vatain (Sorbonne University)

Broadway, the myth machine

13:50 Marion Denizot (Rennes 2)

Writing theater history “as an amateur”: a teleological view of history in the service of popular theater ideals (on Andre Degaine)

Session 12: History of theater as a weapon (President Tiphaine Karsenti)

14:15 Clement Scotto di Clemente (Sorbonne University)

History as a Weapon: Strategic Issues of Historiography in 17th-Century Theater Controversies.e century

14:35 Fahimeh Najmi (Paris 8 / Iran)

The story of Iranian theater, how and why

14:55 Helene Lecossois (Lille)

A Historiography of Disembodied Theatre: Irish English Language Theatre

Final conference

16:30 Yves Jubinville (UQAM, Canada)

Places and non-places in theater history

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