Jean-Luc Lagarce

Jean-Luc Lagarce
(Updated on 03/05/2015)

Jean-Luc Lagarce (1957-1995) was a French actor, director and playwright. He has in recent years risen from obscurity to become one of the most widely produced playwrights in all of Europe.

He founded the Théâtre de la Roulotte in 1978, and mainly adapted Marivaux, Labiche, and Ionesco, before adapting his own texts. In less than 20 years, Jean-Luc Lagarce wrote 25 plays. While some were transcribed and published by the Théâtre Ouvert (Paris) or recorded for the radio, only a few were staged while he was alive by other producers. From his first plays inspired by the theatre of the absurd to his final play, Le Pays lointain, Jean-Luc Lagarce remained at the theatrical avant-garde.

He died of AIDS at the age of 38, but now remains one of the most important playwrights of the Bernard-Marie Koltès generation.

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