Lugné-Poe, Aurélien-François-Marie

ACTOR, PRODUCER, THEATRE MANAGER (FRANCE)
BORN 27 Dec 1869, Paris - DIED 19 Jun 1940, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
GRAVE LOCATION Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines: Vieux Cimetière (Carré R)

Aurélien-François-Marie Lugné-Poe was an actor and a theatrical producer. He studied at the Conservastoire and worked as an actor at the Théâtre-Libre (a private naturalist theatre managed by André Antoine) and the Théâtre d'Art. From 1892 until 1929 he was the manager of the Théâtre de l'Oeuvre in Paris.

There he staged Oscar Wilde's "Salomé" (February 2th, 1896) and Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" (December 10th, 1896). He introduced the works of Ibsen and Strindberg to France. In 1912 he staged "L'Annonce faite à Marie" by Paul Claudel. He also promoted Maurice Maeterlinck and Gerhart Hauptmann.

Related persons
• knew Wilde, Oscar

Events
1896/2/11: Première of Oscar Wilde's play "Salome" at the Théâtre-de-l'Oeuvre in Paris
Lina Munte played Salome. Oscar Wilde was in prison at this time.

Sources
• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des tombes d'hommes célèbres, Le Cherche Midi, Paris, 2003
Encyclopaedia Britannica

Images

The grave of Aurélien-François-Marie Lugné-Poe at the Vieux Cimetière, Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
Picture by Androom (18 Nov 2006)

 

The grave of Aurélien-François-Marie Lugné-Poe at the Vieux Cimetière, Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
Picture by Androom (18 Nov 2006)

 


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Published: 24 Jun 2007
Last update: 24 Jun 2007