Le Petit-Maître corrigé

The Fop Reformed
by Marivaux
Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger


22 December 2017 - 12 April 2018


Le Petit-Maître corrigé

2017-12-22 20:30:00 2018-04-12 20:30:00

“The concept of the Petit-Maître, the fop, may seem very foreign to us, but do we toonot know elegant and stylish young people with affected or pretentious manners, for whom fashion is the only guide? If one were to caricature some what, such a person is what would be called a fashion addict today.”

Known for the sharpness of his stagings of plays from the Repertoire, to which he is very attached, in this production Clément Hervieu-Léger makes the eighteenth century resonate with our era, all the more so that the language is “simpler than in other Marivaux plays, while still as refined, precise and humorous”. This production of a play that hasn’t been seen at the Comédie-Française since its premiere in 1734, thus reveals the timelessness of a theatre that “speaks to us of ourselves, intimately”.
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 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, a romantic intrigue ensues full of light-hearted conspiracies and feverish emotions.

In Cinemas on 8 March with Pathé Live.

Creative team

Staging: Clément Hervieu-Léger
Scenography****: Éric Ruf
Costumes****: Caroline de Vivaise
Light****: 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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