Jouvet, Louis

Jouvet, Louis lw? zho?ov? [key], 1887?1951, French actor, producer, and director. A member of Copeau's Thtre du Vieux Colombier after 1913, he left in 1922 to organize his own theater. He was director of the Comdie des Champs lyses (1924?34) and from 1934 of the Athne in Paris. He was the first to produce and act in many of the plays of Giraudoux. Jouvet's simple though powerful stage decors and lighting effects were extremely influential.

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