Comédie Française

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Comédie Française information

Location
Paris , France
Address
place Colette, 1er
Getting there
Metro: Palais Royal–Musée du Louvre
More information
www.comedie-francaise.fr
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Founded in 1680 under Louis XIV, this state-run theatre bases its repertoire around the works of classic French playwrights. The theatre has its roots in an earlier company directed by Molière at the Palais Royal – the French playwright and actor was seized by a convulsion on stage during the fourth performance of the Imaginary Invalid in 1673 and died later at his home on nearby rue de Richelieu.