The ComĂ©die-FranĂ§aiseâ€™s Studio-ThĂ©Ă˘tre
In November 1996, at only a few meters away from the Salle Richelieu, the third ComĂ©die-FranĂ§aiseâ€™s theater opens its doors to the public. Its name, the Studio-ThĂ©Ă˘tre, is a reference to the first Muscovite Art Theater Studio wanted by Stanislavski in 1912. By wishing a place with proportions enabling the creation of shows that favor â€śsomething of particularly intimate, going straight to the spectatorsâ€™ heartâ€ť, Stanislavski generated a need. In order to realize such a project for the ComĂ©die-FranĂ§aise, Jean-Pierre Miquel, then Administrator, asked the architect Michel SenĂ©.
Le Carrousel du Louvre shopping center, which connect the rue de Rivoli to the Louvre Museum, had just been created. The wished success could only be the result of a delicate and clever compromise between the utopias of a new theater space and the huge constraints of the placeâ€™s topography. Manage to clear as much as elements, without never having an narrowness impression: a 50 square meters stage, 4 dressing rooms, one cabin for the technical control room and enough volume to install 136 spectators on bleachers with, for all of them, a perfect visibility, is a true â€śtour de forceâ€ť.