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May 2018

Cabu, Freehand theatre. Sketches from a theatre lover

15 May - 21 December
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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Cabu, who was known and recognised for his illustrations in Hara-kiri, Charlie Hebdo, or the Canard Enchaîné, also used his talents as an exceptional cartoonist to sketch the world of theatre. From the 60s onwards, Cabu went to the theatre several times per week. He was a passionate theatre-goer - private and publicly funded theatres alike -  but with a particular attachment to the Comédie-Française. Cabu first went to the Festival in 1970, when it was still directed by Jean Vilar. He was a regular visitor, as testified by his sketchbooks. Year after year, Cabu was there to cast his…

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July 2018

“I am all of you listening”.
Jeanne Moreau, a life of theatre

closing from July 25 to August 31 reopening on September 1, 2018

6 July 2018 à 17h00 - 12 April 2019 à 18h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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6 €
Free for under 18

What would theatre be without actors, without the risks they take every night, without their shamelessness and intelligence? The passion of the audience finds its source in the characters they play and, oddly, from the start of the Festival d'Avignon, in the beauty, striking look, and presence of Jeanne Moreau. I am all of you listening explores the career of a woman who lived the history of the Festival from 1947 to 2011, beside Jean Vilar or Étienne Daho, with the words of Henrich von Kleist or Alfred de Musset, and in roles as different as Nathalie or Célestine. Even in 2014,…

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Scenographies at the Cloître des Carmes

7 July à 8h00 - 11 October à 17h00
Cloître des Carmes, Rue des Infirmières
Avignon,
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The Cloître des Carmes has been one of the magical places of the Festival d'Avignon since 1967. It hosted over 160 shows in its premises. How do the artists use this heritage setting to imagine the scenography and share their universe with the audience? Following the symposium organized by the Avignon University on June the 5th, 2018, the BnF branch at the Maison Jean Vilar proposes a selection of documents illustrating the rich aesthetic and theatrical history of the Cloître des Carmes. © Lunayka, d’après Angélica Liddell au Cloître des Carmes en 2016

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