Guide to the Jean-Louis Barrault photograph collection, 1947-1979

Jean-Louis Barrault photograph C0019


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center
Creator Jenkins, Paul, 1923-
Title Jean-Louis Barrault photograph collection
Date 1947-1979
Physical Characteristics 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Abstract Contains nearly 400 black and white photographs documenting Jean-Louis Barrault and Madeleine Renaud's career in the theatre in France between 1947 and 1979.
Collection number C0019
Language French

Biographical Information

Barrault, born in France in 1910, was an esteemed and innovative fixture in French theatre and film for five decades from the 1930s to 1980s. He trained as a mime and an actor, and later directed both screen and stage productions. With Madeleine Renaud, his wife, he founded a theatrical company in Paris in 1947, after acting and directing with the Comedie Francaise. Barrault later directed the Theatre d'Orsay and the Theatre des Nations.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains photographs documenting Barrault and Renaud's career in the theatre in France between 1947 and 1979. Most images are production stills of performances at the Theatre d'Orsay, Theatre de France Odeon, and other venues, but the collection also includes images of Barrault and his contemporaries off-stage. Madeleine Renaud is, after himself, the most frequently photographed. Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, and Jean Genet are among the notable theatrical figures documented.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series:

Series 1: Production Photographs, 1947-1979 (Boxes 1-2)
Series 2: Non-Production Photographs, 1947-1976 (Box 2)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Jean-Louis Barrault Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center holds several other notable collections on Theatre and the Performing Arts.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Barrault, Jean-Louis, 1910-1994--Photographs.
Renaud, Madeleine, 1900-1994--Photographs.

Corporate Names:

Agence de Presse Bernand.

Subjects:

Theater and society--France--Photographs.

Document Types:

Photographic prints.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jean-Louis Barrault photograph collection, C0019, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Suzanne Donnelly Jenkins and Paul Jenkins, 2007.

Processing Information

Processed in 2008 by Sean Tennant. EAD markup completed in 2008 by Sean Tennant.

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Contents List

Series 1: Production Photographs, 1947-1979 (2 boxes)
Series 1 contains photographs from the collection dealing with specific theatrical productions and events. The photographs are organized alphabetically by production title and chronologically within each folder.
Box Folder
1 1 65eme Anniversaire, September 8, 1975
3 photographs
2 Ainsi Parlait Zarathustra, November 1974
13 photographs
3 Amphitryon, 1947-October 1961
9 photographs
4 Andromaque, November 1962
4 photographs
5 Bacchus, 1951
3 photographs
6 Baptiste, 1946-December 1959
8 photographs
7 Christophe Colomb, October 1953-September 1975
16 photographs
8 Conference Spectacles Claudel Dramaurgie, January 16, 1968
2 photographs
9 Des Journees Entieres dans les Arbres, November 1965
2 photographs
10 Delicate Balance, November 1967
6 photographs
11 Elisabeth d'Angleterre, 1949
1 photograph
12 Gala Georges le Roy, 1949
3 photographs
13 Gala Jacques Copeau, 1949
3 photographs
14 Hamlet, 1946
6 photographs
15 Harold et Maude, November 1973-October 1974
9 photographs
16 Il Faut Passar Par Les Nuages, October 1964
5 photographs
17 Inauguration de la Place Paul Claudel, April 1966
1 photograph
18 Inauguration de nouveau plafond peintr par Andre Masson, November 1965
2 photographs
19 Inauguration du theatre d'Orsay, March 1974
16 photographs
20 Jarry sur la Butte, October 1970
13 photographs
21 Jules Cesar, October 1960
4 photographs
22 La Cerisaie, December 1954
3 photographs
23 La Lacune, February 1966
1 photograph
24 La Mere, November 1970
1 photograph
25 La Nuit a sa Clarte, October 1962
5 photographs
26 La Petite Moliere, November 1959
6 photographs
27 La Revelation, March 1962
3 photographs
28 La Seconde Suprise de L'Amour, 1949
4 photographs
29 La Tentation de Saint Antoine, March 1967
4 photographs
30 La Vie Parisienne, November 1958
7 photographs
31 L'Amante Anglaise, February 1971-September 1976
2 photographs
32 Lazare, 1951
1 photograph
33 Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, December 1972
1 photograph
34 Le Chien du Jardinier, 1955
4 photographs
35 Le Dragon, June 1964
1 photograph
36 Le Misanthrope, December 1954
1 photograph
37 Le Partage de Midi, February 1949-September 1961
11 photographs
38 Le Personnage Combattant, January 1956-September 1971
7 photographs
39 Le Piton de l'Air, January 1963
14 photographs
Box Folder
2 1 Le Proces, January 1948-October 1961
12 photographs
2 Le Songe Des Prisonniers, 1954
1 photograph
3 Le Soulier de Satin, December 1958
6 photographs
4 Le Viol de Lucrece, January 1961
1 photograph
5 Le Voyage, February 1961
1 photograph
6 L'change, December 1951
6 photographs
7 Les Fausses Confidences, 1946-December 1959
3 photographs
8 Les Fourberies de Scapin, February 1949-January 1963
11 photographs
9 Les Nuits Des Paris, December 1975
2 photographs
10 Les Paravents, April 1966
12 photographs
11 Les Suites d'une Course, 1955
9 photographs
12 L'etat de Siege, November 1948
7 photographs
13 L'exposition de Paul Claudel, October 1963
4 photographs
14 L'Orestie d'Eschyle, June 1954-January 1962
10 photographs
15 Malatesta, 1950
7 photographs
16 Malborough s'en va t el Guerre, 1949
10 photographs
17 Numance, November 1965
5 photographs
18 Occupe Toi D'Amelie, November 1960
7 photographs
19 Oh Les Beaux Jours, October 1963-February 1970
16 photographs
20 Ou Boivent le Vaches, November 1972
2 photographs
21 Pour Lucrece, March 1954
1 photograph
22 Premier Anniversaire de l'Ouverture de Theatre d'Orsay, April 1975
5 photographs
23 Rabelais, December 1968
7 photographs
24 Rhinoceros, January 1960
4 photographs
25 Tete d'Or, October 1959
1 photograph
26 Theatre Kabuki de Tokyo, October 1965
4 photographs
27 Un Gala Moliere, December 1964
2 photographs
28 Un Otage, February 1962
1 photograph
29 Un reception en l'honneur de Moiesseiv, October 1955
1 photograph
30 Va et Vient, February 1966
4 photographs
31 Volpone, 1954
1 photograph
32 Wings, October 1979
2 photographs
33 Wozzeck, November 1963
2 photographs
34 Zadig, October 1978
6 photographs
Series 2: Nonproduction Photographs, 1947-1976 (1 box)
Series 2 contains the nonproduction photographs, such as publicity photographs, images of rehearsals, and pictures of playbills and signs. The photographs are arranged chronologically within each folder.
Box Folder
2 35 Rehearsal Photographs, 1947
5 photographs. This folder contains images of Barrault and other actors in rehearsal for various productions.
36 Playbills and Signs, 1958-November 1974
12 photographs. This folder contains photographs of signage and playbills for the productions of Barrault's company at various theaters.
37 Publicity Photographs, January 1948-October 25, 1976
15 photographs. This folder contains publicity photographs for various actors associated with Barrault and his productions, such as Barrault, Madeleine Renaud, and Marcel Marceau. Additionally, the folder contains images of a lecture given by Barrault about his production of Numance.
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