Le Petit-Maître corrigé

The Fop Reformed
by Marivaux
Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger


3 December 2016 - 24 April 2017


Le Petit-Maître corrigé

2016-12-03 00:00:00 2017-04-24 00:00:00

“The concept of the Petit-Maitre, the fop, may seem very foreign to us, but after all, are we not all familiar with elegant and stylish young people with affected or pretentious manners, for whom fashion is the only guide? If one were to caricature somewhat, the Petit-Maitre is what would be called a fashion addict today.”

Clément Hervieu-Léger revives a Marivaux play that hasn’t been seen at the Comédie-Française since its premiere in 1734. The story is that of a young Parisian. His parents have found a good match for him in a count’s daughter. But when he goes to visit her, the beautiful boy – whose Parisian codes are a thousand miles from the rules of decorum in his fiancée’s home – cannot open his heart to his lovely intended. Stung, the latter decides to punish his arrogance while a former lover arrives to prevent the marriage. Between the alliance of master and manservant, and the complicity of mistress and maid, this romantic intrigue runs wild with light-hearted conspiracies and feverish emotions.
Known for the sharpness of his stagings of plays from the Repertoire, to which he is very attached, the pensionnaire Clément Hervieu-Léger, most recently directed the Troupe in The Misanthrope, which has been revived this season. With Le Petit-Maître Corrigé (The Fop Reformed), he makes the 18th century resonate with 2016, all the more so in that the language in this work is “simpler than in other Marivaux plays, while still as refined, precise and humorous”. His staging reveals the timelessness of this theatre, which “speaks to us of ourselves, intimately”.

Creative team

Staging: Clément Hervieu-Léger
Scenography****: Éric Ruf
Costumes****: Caroline de Vivaise
Lights****: Bertrand Couderc
Music****: Pascal Sangla
Sounds: Jean-Luc Ristord
Make-up and hairstyling****: David Carvalho Nunes
Artistic collaboration****: Frédérique Plain
Scenography assistant****: Dominique Schmitt


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En raison du renforcement des mesures de sécurité dans le cadre du plan Vigipirate « Sécurité renforcée - risque attentat », nous vous demandons de vous présenter 30 minutes avant le début de la représentation afin de faciliter le contrôle.

Nous vous rappelons également qu’un seul sac (de type sac à main, petit sac à dos) par personne est admis dans l’enceinte des trois théâtres de la Comédie-Française. Tout spectateur se présentant muni d’autres sacs (sac de courses, bagage) ou objets encombrants, se verra interdire l’entrée des bâtiments.