Administrators of the Comédie-Française

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The following is a list of the administrators of the Comédie-Française, from 1799, date of the merger between the Théâtre de la Nation and the Théâtre de la République.

From To Name Title and notes
7 February 1799 June 1806 Jean-François-René Mahérault (1764–1833) government commissioner of the Théâtre de la République
June 1806 June 1806 Nicolas Bernard provisional imperial commissioner during the illness of Mahérault
June 1806 3 February 1813 Jean-François-René Mahérault imperial commissioner
3 February 1813 11 June 1814 Nicolas Bernard imperial commissioner
24 March 1815 28 June 1815 Nicolas Bernard imperial commissioner during the Hundred Days
1821 9 July 1825 François Chéron (1764–1829) government commissioner
9 July 1825 27 July 1830 I.-J.-S., baron Taylor (1789–1879) government commissioner of the Théâtre-Français until the July Revolution
11 July 1827 July 1830 Hyacinthe Albertin (died in 1840) royal commissioner by interim[1]
24 September 1830 5 April 1831 E.-J.-E. Mazères (1796–1886) provisional royal commissioner
6 April 1831 17 October 1838 Isidore-Justin-Séverin, baron Taylor royal commissioner
8 June 1833 31 July 1837 Armand-François Jouslin de La Salle (1797–1863) director-manager
28 January 1837 17 October 1838 Hygin-Auguste Cavé (1794–1852) royal commissioner by interim
1 March 1837 8 March 1840 Alexandre-Louis Poulet, dit Vedel (1783–1873) director-manager
17 October 1838 29 August 1847 François Buloz (1803–1877) royal commissioner
29 August 1847 2 March 1848 François Buloz administrator
2 March 1848 11 October 1848 J.-Ph. Simon, known as Lockroy (1803–1895) provisional commissioner of the Théâtre de la République
20 October 1848 15 November 1849 Eugène Bazenerye provisional commissioner of the Théâtre de la République
13 October 1848 15 November 1849 Sébastien Edmond, dit Sevestre (1799–1852) manager general taking on the function of administrator
15 November 1849 27 April 1850 Arsène Housset, dit Houssaye (1815–1896) government commissioner of the Théâtre-Français
27 April 1850 29 January 1856 Arsène Housset, dit Houssaye administrator of the Théâtre de la République, then of the Théâtre-Français (resigned)
30 January 1856 21 October 1859 Adolphe Simonis, dit Empis (1795–1868) administrator general
22 October 1859 8 July 1871 Édouard Thierry (1813–1894) general administrator
8 July 1871 8 October 1885 Émile-César-Victor Perrin (1814–1885) general administrator
30 May 1885 20 October 1885 Albert Kaempfen (1826–1907) provisional administrator
20 October 1885 23 December 1913 Jules Claretie (1840–1913) general administrator
1 January 1914 au 30 November 1915 Albert Carré (1852–1938) general administrator
2 December 1915 15 October 1918 Émile Fabre (1869–1955) general administrator "for the duration of war"
15 October 1918 15 October 1936 Émile Fabre general administrator
3 February 1934 3 February 1934 Georges-Paul-Maurice Thome general administrator (does not take on the functions)
15 October 1936 27 December 1940 Édouard Bourdet (1887–1945) general administrator
15 May 1940 27 December 1940 Jacques Copeau (1879–1949) general administrator by interim
27 December 1940 7 January 1941 Jacques Copeau general administrator (resigned)
13 January 1941 7 March 1941 Léon Lamblin government commissioner
4 March 1941 23 March 1944 Jean-Louis Vaudoyer (1883–1963) general administrator (resigned)
24 March 1944 28 July 1944 André Brunot (1879–1973) provisional general administrator
July 1944 July 1944 Jean Sarment (1897–1976) general administrator (does not take on the functions)
1 September 1944 1 July 1945 Pierre Dux (1908–1990) general administrator (resigned)
1 July 1945 début October 1945 Joseph Denis, dit Denis d'Inès (1885–1968) general administrator by interim
October 1945 6 April 1946 André Obey (1892–1975) provisional general administrator
6 April 1946 5 February 1947 André Obey general administrator (resigned)
5 April 1947 5 April 1953 Pierre-Aimé Touchard (1903–1987) general administrator
5 April 1953 5 April 1959 Pierre Descaves (1896–1966) general administrator
20 April 1959 30 January 1960 Claude Bréart de Boisanger (1899–1999) general administrator[2]
1 June 1960 31 July 1970 Maurice Escande (1892–1973) general administrator
1 August 1970 31 July 1979 Pierre Dux general administrator
1 September 1979 31 July 1983 Jacques Toja (1929–1996) general administrator
1 August 1983 31 July 1986 Jean-Pierre Vincent general administrator
1 August 1986 March 1988 Jean Le Poulain (1924–1988) general administrator
1 April 1988 15 June 1988 Claude Winter dean by interim
15 June 1988 30 April 1990 Antoine Vitez (1930–1990) general administrator
1 May 1990 5 July 1990 Catherine Samie dean by interim
15 July 1990 5 August 1993 Jacques Lassalle general administrator
5 August 1993 3 August 2001 Jean-Pierre Miquel general administrator
4 August 2001 3 August 2006 Marcel Bozonnet general administrator[3]
4 August 2006 3 August 2014 Muriel Mayette general administrator
4 August 2014 Éric Ruf general administrator

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  1. ^ Royal commissioner by interim during the voyages of Taylor, director of the scene while Taylor is in Paris.
  2. ^ Revoked, then reinstated 27 November 1962, starting 31 January 1960.
  3. ^ In 2006, he was implicated in a controversy due to his decision of removing Peter Handke's play, Voyage au pays sonore ou l'art de la question, planned for 2007. This was due to Handke's presence at the burial of Slobodan Milosevic, as well as his standpoint on the recent Yugoslav conflict.

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