Théâtre des Champs-Elysées boxed set
- Production companies: Verlhac Editions & 15.Montaigne
- Broadcaster / Distributor: Verlhac Editions & 15.Montaigne
- Type of use: Commercial
To celebrate the centenary of the Théâtre et de la Comédie des Champs-Élysées, the Comité Centenaire and 15.Montaigne are co-publishing with Verlhac Editions a volume entitled “Théâtre, Comédie et Studio des Champs-Élysées, trois scènes et une formidable aventure”, bearing witness to the architectural richness of the building designed by the Perret brothers, and the artistic history of the three auditoria in the Avenue Montaigne (Grand Théâtre, Comédie and Studio).
This sumptuous publication of more than 600 pages, with over 600 photographs, is accompanied by a digital edition (for tablets), containing the full text of the book, along with 3 hours of archive material. The video and sound recordings consist mainly of reports and interviews made between 1953 and 2013, taken from the INA archives and from the Theatre’s productions.
“What was interesting about working with Ina is of course that it has the largest data base for the visual heritage of theatrical history”.
Nathalie Sergent, Director of Publications, TCE.
“In 2013 limiting the publication only to the printed medium made no sense for a project such as the Théâtre des Champs Elysées….Thanks to Ina we have enriched this publication with a large number of sound recordings and video inserts that give the digital edition a genuine legitimacy”.
Pierre-Henri Verlhac, Publisher, Verlhac Editions.
A few examples of excerpts from INA’s archives included in this magnificent digital edition:
The avant-premiere of “Psyché” in 1953, Maurice Béjart rehearsing in 1959, Arthur Rubinstein in 1965, the concert by the Who in 1970, Leonard Bernstein in 1971, the recital by Vladimir Horowitz in 1985 and one of the many performances by William Christie’s Arts Florissants in 1994.