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Comédie-Française 2017-2018

The Comédie-Française is offering audiences the chance to enjoy five emblematic repertoire plays at the cinema. William Shakespeare, Molière, Edmond Rostand and Marivaux will all feature in a season high in emotions: Roméo et Juliette (Romeo and Juliet), Le Misanthrope (The Misanthrope), Cyrano de Bergerac, Les Fourberies de Scapin (Scapin the Schemer) and Le Petit-Maître corrigé (The Fop Reformed). The best of theatre on the big screen.

In Verona, an old rivalry opposes the Capulet and Montaigu families. When Romeo Montaigu and Juliet Capulet fall for each other, they know their love is meant to be eternal. However they already sense its tragic ending…

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Alceste loves Célimène, a flirtatious woman from the Parisian high society. He loathes this world for its hypocritical etiquette but, shaken by a public trial he is called to by this social circle, he must visit Célimène to ask for her help…

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Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves…

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Octave and Léandre’s amorous intentions are thwarted by two authoritarian fathers who have just returned from a trip with determined to marry their sons to two strangers. They young men turn to the wily Scapin for help, placing their fate in his hands

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The story is that of a young Parisian whose parents have found a good match for him, a count’s daughter. But when he goes to visit her, the handsome boy – whose Parisian manners are far removed from the rules of decorum that reign in the provinces – cannot open his heart to his lovely intended. Stung, the latter decides to teach him a lesson for his arrogance…

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