Théâtre Libre tāät´rə lēb´rə [key], French theatrical company founded in Paris in 1887 by André Antoine . Inspired by the work of the Meiningen Players , Antoine's theater became a showcase for naturalist drama. Plays of Zola, Becque, Brieux, and of contemporary German, Scandinavian, and Russian masters were produced. The Théâtre Libre became a model for experimental theaters throughout Europe and the United States.
See S. M. Waxman, Antoine and the Théâtre-Libre (1926).
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