Louis Jouvet, Il sogno di una regia

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Louis Jouvet, The dream of a direction

Federica Locatelli

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[Autom. eng. transl.] "In my opinion, it is Molière's major work": this is how Louis Jouvet, actor, theater and film director (1887-1951), defines the Dom Juan, pièce to which he has consecrated his artistic maturity, and tells it through a generous apparatus of notes and reflections, elaborated in the margins of a replica or a lecture given at the Conservatoire. These words were faithfully typed by his assistant Charlotte Delbo (1913-1985) and brought together in the volume Molière et la comédie classique. Of this collection we have chosen to reproduce the sections dedicated to the myth of the eternal impenitent and to his modern as well as subversive rereading, which highlights the problem of the non-believer, and not of the seducer. The figure of Jouvet appears in the guise of a craftsman patient, who over the years has acquired the experience and technical knowledge necessary for the "profession", of a master in open and passionate dialogue with his students and, at the same time, of one of the most lucid and far-sighted theorists of twentieth-century dramaturgy.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Louis Jouvet, The dream of a direction
Original languageItalian
Number of pages175
ISBN (Print)978-88-941396-3-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series



  • Jouvet
  • comédie
  • drammaturgia
  • teatro


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